I ran into this problem today, and decided to fix it. In the image below, notice the navigational arrows on the far right side?That black gradient is an image inside a container. When I go into layout mode with “Show>>Sample Data” turned off, this is what I see:
I typically like to show sample data in layout mode unless I know that’s going to be a problem, say, over a slow network or something. But in this case, I’m working with ample data off, and I’d like to see the text there.
I decided to change the text to black, and then use conditional formating to make it white in layout mode:I’m using the function Get ( WindowMode ) to toggle the color change, where mode 0 = browse, and mode 4 = layout (when see from the data viewer in FileMaker Pro Advanced). I simply check to see if it’s 0, and if it is, make the text white.
This just seemed like it could be one of those little overlooked but highly useful things for somebody out there today…