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Moved one field in subform and all fields move??

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I am building a form and thought all i had to do was to "tweak" the location of some numeric and date fields to finalize it.  These fields are floating within text fields.  But when I move a field, all the other fields move too.  When i press the left arrow key fields still float to the right.  What is going on?

My form heiarchy is the following:

Form

-> header fields such as date, buttons, numeric.  (this part of form is ok)

--> WorkHistory Subform (Content = Flowed, Flow direction = top to bottom)

---> Table2 (Binding = repeat table for each data item)

----> tableheader

----> tabledetail

----> tablefooter

---> PaymentInfo Subform (Content = Positioned)

----> text fields with "floating" numeric and date fields.  This is the section i am having issues.  I am trying to position the various fields to appear as if it is part of the text fields.  All the numberic, text, date and lines, but not the text fields, are moving when one field is moved.

I am using LifeCycle Designer ES2, version 9.0

Thanks

Mike

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Hi Mike,

Some strange behaviour, I think because you have a positioned subform (Subform1) nested under a flowed subform (WorkHistory).

I changed this so they were at the same level and the fields are moving without effecting the fields next to them.

https://acrobat.com/#d=aWShNFztAAc-XgcG6f5urg

Good luck

Bruce

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Hi Mike,

Not sure why moving one field in a positioned container would effect any other fields, I would only expect this behaviour in a flowed container.  By floating do you mean overlapping or are you using the Floating Field off the Insert menu in Designer?  If you want floating input fields then maybe this blog by John Brinkman will help, http://blogs.adobe.com/formfeed/2010/09/editable-floating-fields-v3.html

Bruce

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Can I send you the form, so you can see what is occurring?

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If you share it on Acrobat.com (or similar) and post the link here I'll have a look

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Hi Mike,

Some strange behaviour, I think because you have a positioned subform (Subform1) nested under a flowed subform (WorkHistory).

I changed this so they were at the same level and the fields are moving without effecting the fields next to them.

https://acrobat.com/#d=aWShNFztAAc-XgcG6f5urg

Good luck

Bruce