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    Angry Unanswered: Copying Layouts

    Hi

    I am trying to copy layout from FMP 6 to FMP7. I copy the fields and graphics but when I paste it in FMP7 it pastes the whole thing as one "graphic"...

    Any idea why it is doing this ??

    Any help is greatly appreciated..

    Thanx in advance

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    Hi, e! FileMaker 3-4, 5-6, and 7 all use different formats so are not compatible with each other so try converting a copy of the FM6 db to FM7 and then copy/paste and see what happens. I typically do not copy/paste from db to db though so I'm not sure it will work even then. For example, what will happen if you paste a field that does not exist in the new db? Or what if the field is named the same but is of a different type? Well, at least converting to the same version should help, though.

    Good luck!
    --ST

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    Thanx, I will try it..

    To answer your question, if a field does not exist in the new db, when you paste it keeps the field as a blank field. You thne have to attach it to the new field. I have done it before in the same version, since we use a standard format for headers and stuff.

    Edmonton

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