Editing objects, layout parts, and the layout background > Formatting graphics on a layout

Formatting graphics on a layout

When you format a graphic that references an image file on disk, the changes affect only the graphic that you see in FileMaker Pro Advanced. The formatting options do not change the original image file. For information on inserting graphics, see Inserting graphics onto a layout.

To format graphics on a layout:

1. In Layout mode, select one or more inserted graphics.

2. In the Inspector, click the Data Data tab.

3. In the Data Formatting area, click Graphic Graphic button, then select the formats you want to use.



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Display the image at its unaltered size

From the Format list, choose Crop to frame. FileMaker Pro Advanced crops the image if it's too large to fit within the graphic boundaries.

Scale the image either always up, always down, or either up or down to fit within its boundaries

From the Format list, choose Reduce image to fit, Enlarge image to fit, or Reduce or enlarge image to fit.

Unless you also select Maintain original proportions, the image is distorted to fit the proportions of its boundaries.

Set the image's horizontal and vertical alignment

For Alignment, choose horizontal and vertical alignments.

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Specifying formats for container fields