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I'm having problems with text fields that are longer than the box.  I've been trying the subform as flowed but it still isn't working.

I haven't used this a lot so any help would be appreciated!

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Hi,

If you select the textfield and go to the Layout palette, there is an 'expand to fit' checkbox under the object height. Tick this and the textfield will expand on exit to show all of the text input. It will shrink if text is removed from the field.

Safari1.png

Because you have a flowed subform this will work a treat.

Paul Guerette is giving a talk on the 30 November on dynamic forms. This will be well worth attending on line. Details here: Presentation on Dynamic Forms

Good luck,

Niall

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Well, I did try that but it didn’t work. If I forward my form would you look at it?

From: Niall O'Donovan

Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 4:33 PM

To: Laura Penlerick

Subject: overflow text

Hi,

If you select the textfield and go to the Layout palette, there is an 'expand to fit' checkbox under the object height. Tick this and the textfield will expand on exit to show all of the text input. It will shrink if text is removed from the field.

http://forums.adobe.com/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/45697/Safari1.png

Because you have a flowed subform this will work a treat.

Paul Guerette is giving a talk on the 30 November on dynamic forms. This will be well worth attending on line. Details here: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/737309

Good luck,

Niall

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If you upload your form onto Acrobat.com or another file sharing site and then post the published link/url here.

AcrobatCom04.png

Niall

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Here it is…

eval <http://www.sandcreekpostandbeam.com/2010/PDF/Sand%20Creek%20Evaluation%20Form10_10.pdf> form

From: Niall O'Donovan

Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 4:41 PM

To: Laura Penlerick

Subject: overflow text

If you upload your form onto Acrobat.com or another file sharing site and then post the published link/url here.

http://forums.adobe.com/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/45698/AcrobatCom04.png

Niall

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Hi,

You just need to save the form as a Dynamic XFA Form in the save as dialog:

Parallels Desktop1.png

Expanding textfields and flowed layouts are dynamic behaviour and require the form to be saved as dynamic. If the form is saved as static then these fetures will just not work.

Good luck,

Niall

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Well that was easy! Thanks…

From: Niall O'Donovan

Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 5:21 PM

To: Laura Penlerick

Subject: overflow text

Hi,

You just need to save the form as a Dynamic XFA Form in the save as dialog:

http://forums.adobe.com/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/45706/Parallels+Desktop1.png

Expanding textfields and flowed layouts are dynamic behaviour and require the form to be saved as dynamic. If the form is saved as static then these fetures will just not work.

Good luck,

Niall