Setting layout preferences

Layout preferences affect the way you work in Layout mode.

  1. Windows: Choose Edit menu > Preferences.

    macOS: Choose FileMaker Pro menu > Preferences.

  2. In the Preferences dialog box, click the Layout tab, and then set the options you want to use.


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In Layout mode, keep the tool that you're using active until you click another tool or press Enter

Select Always lock layout tools.

Add new fields you define to the bottom of the current layout

Select Add newly defined fields to current layout.

Save layout changes without being prompted when exiting Layout mode

Select Save layout changes automatically (do not ask).