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Rotating objects

Because every field, label, and graphic within FileMaker is treated as an object, you're free to rotate them to make a layout more compact, less cluttered, or just more eye-grabbing. FileMaker limits you to rotating objects in 90-degree increments. If you need more precise control, create the object within a true graphics program and then import it into FileMaker.

To rotate an object:

1.
Switch to Layout mode ( in Windows, on the Mac), then select the object you want to rotate by clicking on it with your cursor (Figure 11.11).

Figure 11.11. To rotate an object, first select it while in Layout mode …


2.
Choose Arrange > Rotate (Figure 11.12) or use your keyboard: no Windows keyboard equivalent, on the Mac. The Rotate command moves an object 90 degrees clockwise (Figure 11.13).

Figure 11.12. … then choose Arrange > Rotate.


Figure 11.13. The Rotate command spins the object clockwise in 90-degree increments. Repeat the command to spin the object 180 and 270 degrees.



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