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Part III: Creating & Designing Databases > Working with Objects in Layouts

Chapter 11. Working with Objects in Layouts

Whether it’s text, a field, a field name, or a graphic, FileMaker treats them all as separate objects that can be selected, moved, rearranged, and grouped. Most of these functions reside under the Arrange menu, which appears only when you’re in Layout mode. These objects also can be graphically embellished with shading, borders, and fills via the tools in the Layout status area. For more information on using graphics with objects, see Working with Graphics on page 200.

While FileMaker makes it easy to move individual objects around a layout, it also allows you to group objects and then treat them as a single object. By creating groups of groups, you can organize pieces of a layout into units that speed your work.


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