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Is there a way to have a line break in a text field caption without changing the size of the field box?

fogharty
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I have a group of text fields where the user will enter an (up to) three digit number.

Right now, some of the captions (which I have displayed above the field) are ridiculously long, so the box where the number is entered is also long.

Is there a way to force a line break on the caption, or should I just try to rework the layout so that the caption is off to the side, therefore the entry part of the fields can be consistent?

 

Also the Percentage total needs to be 100. I have a message that comes up when that isn't the case, but then the user can just ignore it and go ahead. Is there an action that will keep the form from advancing until the total is 100?

 

I would be very grateful for any help.

 

 

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1 Accepted Solution
Lavanya_Pejjayi
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Level 2
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Hi @fogharty ,

1. For aligning fields and grouping the items you can use the table option.

 

In this case, the table holds label and value separately,

 

Table.PNG

  for the value field  at row2 

 

removeCaption.PNG

without a caption and select the custom options.

designerview.PNG

 

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4 Replies
PulkitJain
Employee
Employee

@fogharty 

This one is a corner case, so i don't think there is an option to allow line breaks within the field caption while you do have an option if it's a rich text field, you can use an html <br> tag.

Ideally, you should rework on the layout to ensure that the UI suits the requirement.

 

For the second question, If you have set the message box alert on the initialize event of the next field (after the ones above) then you may set the focus on the "Percentage Total" field of the form at the exit or any button click event of the message box or this thread elaborates a similar use-case.

Kosta_Prokopiu1
Employee
Employee

Hi @fogharty ,

the labels will not break lines and \n or <br> will also not work.

In this case simply design your field without caption (turn it off in Layout) and place a Text object right above it.

Captions are static as well. With this approach you even could use floating fields if needed.

Design the Text object with Paragraph Bottom so that the text is aligned with the top of your field. But you could also tweak it by changing height and move it.

Kosta_Prokopiu1_0-1631775346409.png

To get the line borders around it in the same way I arranged them in a subform (make it float Top to Bottom for easier positioning) and set the border of the subform.

Kosta_Prokopiu1_1-1631775430643.png

result:

Kosta_Prokopiu1_2-1631775480551.png

See if that approach works for you.

Lavanya_Pejjayi
Correct answer by
Level 2
Level 2

Hi @fogharty ,

1. For aligning fields and grouping the items you can use the table option.

 

In this case, the table holds label and value separately,

 

Table.PNG

  for the value field  at row2 

 

removeCaption.PNG

without a caption and select the custom options.

designerview.PNG

 

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fogharty
Level 2
Level 2

Thank you all!

I went with the table, which seemed to be the best solution for what I was trying to do.

That made the Action on the Total field easier.

 

Thank you PulkitJain and Kosta_Prokopiu1 as well!