Problem creating flowing form

Syrax12

09-02-2015

I'm trying to create a form that allows certain boxes to expand down the page and keep the look of the form consistent, e.g.; the title bar on the left side gets taller as the field grows, but I can't seem to get it to behave like I need it to. HERE is the form in question. Thanks for any help!

Using LiveCycle Designer ES2

UPDATE: I got the form to flow how I need it too, but the rectangles that surround the text boxes aren't expanding along with the left-side title bar. HERE is the updated file

UPDATE2: I figured out the boxes around the text fields, but can't seem to figure out how to get the text box on the left side to grow taller with the form.

Accepted Solutions (1)

Accepted Solutions (1)

Magus069

MVP

16-02-2015

Hi there,

Just make sure that each Subforms / Table / Row are Allow Page Breaks Within Content *if the option is available*. Also make sure your textboxes are allowed too..

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Answers (5)

Answers (5)

Magus069

MVP

10-02-2015

Thats not it, if you want your label on left side to stay there and to have your textfields expandable, you shall create a table with 2 columns which holds respectively your label in the first column and a subform in the second column.

Afterwards, you will have to put each objects inside that subform in the second column and have each untitled subforms and untitled subform (page1) to be flowed content..

Once every parents of the textfield objects are flowed content, there you can have your textfield expandable... if there is a parent with the content positioned, the expand to fit will not work

When you set the subforms flowed content, you must make sure that all the objects within the subform will flow correctly as it is shown in your hierarchy, otherwise your objects will be placed on top of each other..

Magus069

MVP

10-02-2015

Hi there,

I took a look at your form and to be able to have your textbox expandable you must have each of its parents (subforms, pages) to be flowed content.

I set them to flowed content and some of your object are not well placed in the hierarchy to have your form flowable. Instead of making rectangles create subforms with borders and put your objects inside the subforms.

Then you'll be able to set your form flowable with each objects at their respective places

Hope this help!

Syrax12

10-02-2015

Thanks for the reply Magus069! OK, I created a subform, gave it a fill and stroke, removed the fill and stroke from the text box and inserted it into the colored subform. I have the subform set to be flowed and it is placed in the same parent subform as my expanding text fields. But when I preview, the side title bar stays the same size (see updated file)