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Filemaker fusion model size when print

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Hello
I have made a FileMaker database with 3 fields with Text.
I made fusion with the 3 fields in a model to print the text in the fields. The lenght of the text is from one page to Tree pages. Do you know a method to fit the print model to the text; so when the text printed fit only one pages, I don’t have 2 blanks pages.
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by:Will Loving
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If I understand correctly, you have three fields that you have combined on a layout that may be up to three pages long, and you only want it to print the actual number of pages that have text rather than the Maximum number of possible pages.

To do this you need to use FileMaker's "Sliding" options in the Inspector palette. I assume you have block of text with the fields in it as "Merge" fields, for example:

<<textfield1>>
<<textfield2>>
<<textfield3>>

or you have  single calculation field that combines the three fields:

<<myCalculationField>>

In either case, click on the field to highlight it and then set the Sliding options to "Slide Up" and "Also resize Enclosing Part".

Example of Sliding options
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by:mdmmp
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Tanks for your answer
It works
Here is my file with 6 fields fusion
I would like to put the text block following, always on the begenning of the next page
1The full page is attached to this post
Copie-de-BDD-CONTRATS.pdf
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You need to enlarge your the "Body" part of the layout to the maximum size you expect to need for the text block. Do this by first going to File -> Page Setup (or Print Setup) and selecting the proper paper size (presumably A4).

In layout Mode, if you drag the bottom edge of the Body part down, you will see a dashed line across the page which shows you where the end of each page is. Anything below that line will print on the next page. Drag down far enough that you can see the third dashed line indicating the end of the third page.

Add your text block below the first page divider line, making it as wide as you need and making it extend over the next dashed line all the way to just above the dashed line that indicates the end of the third page. In other words, the text block will span multiple pages.  Highlight the text block and then set the "Sliding" settings in the Inspector, including the option to "Also resize enclosing part".

Finally, be sure to drag the bottom edge of the Body part back UP so that the dashed line at the end of the third page is NOT showing. If even a small part of the line or of the next pages is showing, then when you print this report, it will always print a blank 4th page.
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Tanks for the answer it works
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