I am working in LiveCycle Designer ES4, and have a document which contains a full page text box. With in the text box is a Text Field that is expandable to multiple lines, so it may push the text down. At the bottom of the page, I have a signature block, but I can't get the box to move with the text if it shifts. Need to figure out how to make the signature box move with the text in the text block.
When you set your text field to expand, you will likely need to set the parent object, the page, to flow as well in case you text field is permitted to expand to another page. If you just put a signature field under the text box, then set the parent object to flow, you signature field will appear immediately below the expandable text field.
To keep a set distance between your expandable text field and a signature field, just insert a Rectangle below the expandable text field. If you want 1 inch separation, set the rectangle object's height to 1 inch. Then remove the border. Place the signature field below the rectangle and you will maintain a constant 1 inch separation between your expandable text field (regardless of how much the field is expanded) and your signature field.
Thanks for the info. My original goal was to be able to have the signature block stay a static distance from the last line of text. The text within the text box sits below a Text Field that will expand and push down the content of the static text within the box. didn't try the text field and convert to signature later. I ultimately moved the signature block out side the text field and just expanded the text field to the max possible based on inputs to the text field. Do appreciate the input. I will give it a try and see if it works.
Thanks. This makes sense, and I can replicate. Problem is that both the Text field and the signature field are INSIDE a Text box with static data. The text field is at the top and the signature is at the bottom of the text box.
Click the Page in the Hierarchy and then in the Object properties you can check the content type
Be Warned: If you have a positioned form, changing to Flowed will mess your layout up!
When it is set to Flowed all items will appear in order, you cannot put items side by side. UNLESS you use a table. i build all my flowed forms into multiple tables so i can position it how i like...to a degree. This also helps if making things hidden and visible, I can do a row or table at once.
Set your page to flowed.
Change the textField properties to Multi Line and the Height to Expand To Fit
When the textfield expands, all items underneath will push down
Thanks for the response. Yes, I am pretty sure i am using a flowing form (Where do i check to confirm). I have a Large Text box, and i need to put a digital signature box. I can get the box inside the text box, but if data is input that pushes the existing text down, the signature box does not move down with it. Not sure how to link or if I need to pull this section outside the text box.