I can't resize subforms that are set to Flowed/Western Text, either by clicking or dragging, or entering a value in the Layout tab.
I also have some text fields in a positioned subform that I can't resize either. Every time I try to make them wider, they snap back even shorter than before, and I can't even change it back to the original size.
What could I have set wrong?
I have 2 Master pages: one portrait layout (Page1) and the other landscape (Page2).
The problems are occurring mostly on the first page.
The hierarchy is:
first page (set to Flowed/Top to Bottom) 7.75 in width
firstpageHeader_subform (Flowed/Western Text) I can't resize this to 7.75in; every time I try it snaps to different sizes (for example, first try it goes from 7.25in to 7in, second try it closes to 6.7329in, third try it goes to 6.75in, and on and on to more odd widths, etc.
Address_subform (Flowed/Top to Bottom) can't resize either
Information_subform (Positioned) can't resize
Text field x 5 cannot resize most of these
Objectives_subform same resize problem
Obviously I have something set wrong.
I don't know if this is too much information, or not not enough or incomplete or irrelevant info.
All I know is, this form hates me.
Another issue is that there is this blank page right at the beginning of the form I can't get rid of. When I click on it it goes to Page1 under Master Pages in the hierarchy. I don't know if that's affecting the above problem or not. Should I have the firstpage pagination Place set to something else (right now it's on On Page "PageArea1")
I could post the odd blank page problem as a separate question.
I went through your form and the main problem is that you have conflicting border settings on your page subforms (width 7.75 and left/right border 0.5) which does not leave enough space for 7.25 in.
You also used flowed western far too much. You only need to use this if you have dynamic elements which need to grow from left to right. Your form can be done with simple positioned subforms and the elements arranged by position.
I will post a link on PM to you with a sample based on you form - I replaced the first 3 subforms of your firstpage in a new page subform. Check this out. If you adapt your form in this way it will not hate you any more 🙂