I have a table that consists of 1 row with 3 columns. This field is in a sub form. Each column has an expandable text field. I have found that when I add some text to one of the fields and add several hard returns to add space between paragraphs such as,
The field expands quite a bit in depth. I'm Ok if I use just one hard return such as,
Then the field expands to the height of the content and I don't get a lot of blank space at the bottom of the content.
(Joaquin_Garrido), May 1, 2007 8:23 AM
Now I'm getting some different happening. This time when a line wraps to a second line in another field in another form and I tab out of the field the field expands very large. It now looks like there is room for 4 more lines of text that can fit in the field. However when I use a return to get a second line and tab out of the field it expands but only by the extra line.
I have a little difficulity to understand your problem. can you send a sample form to firstname.lastname@example.org. So we can take a close look this problem. Please mention this thread in you mail.
I didn't find anything wrong with your timesheet form. Just try to make sure we are on the same page:
Open the DynamicTimeSheet_eForm_01.pdf, select text field - JobTitle, in the object inspector, goto Value tab, click Default edit box, type "line1", Ctrl+Enter, Ctrl+Enter, "line2", Ctrl+Enter,"line3", Ctrl+Enter.
What I got seems as I expected.
If I understand correctly, you think the line space between line1 and line2 are too big. Actually, everytime you type a Ctrl+Enter, you inser 0xd(CR) in the text. It start a new line. Remember there is line space in between lines. You can change the line space in paragraph inspector. If you don't specify exact line space value, the real value of line space for single/1.5line/double line depends on the font size you apply to this object. In other word, you can change the line spacing to make it work as you expected.
Does this make sense for you?
Open the time sheet form in Acrobat or in Preview in Designer.
It's not the line spacing that is going out of wack but the height of the expanded field. In the time sheet try and add a line of text that wraps to two lines then tab out of the field and see what happens. When I do it the height of the field expands larger than what I would want.
Henry also forwarded me your forms to have a look at and I checked-out what you were saying about the time sheet form.
Unfortunately, I don't have a concrete answer/reason for you as to why this line spacing problem is occurring but I discovered was that simply replacing the JobTitle text field with a new one from the Library palette seems to fix the problem.
I simply dragged a text field over-top the existing JobTitle one, reconfigured it to be the same as the old one (changed its name to JobTitle, set its margins to 0pt, set its left indentation to 2pt, height as expand-to-fit and set it to handle multiple lines of text), saved the form, opened it in Acrobat 7.0.7, entered multiple lines of text in the field and got "normal" line spacing as opposed to the strange line spacing (or extra high top and bottom margins) that was occurring on the original field.
I wish I could explain why this was happening (I inspected the field's properties and XML but didn't find anything out of the ordinary) but it looks like you may be able to move-on simply by "refreshing" the multi-line fields that are giving you grief.
There has been more than one occasion where I've set and then "unset" a property in a static text field and the object is corrupted. This seems to happen the most with underlining, where trying to remove the underline property just doesn't seem to work. The only solution is to remove the offending object and start over.
(I'm using all the latest versions - LC Designer 7.1 and Acrobat 7.07)
Does anyone happen to know if these type of inconsistant field/file corruption issues have been addressed and resolved in Designer v8? I come across quite a few of them on a daily basis, and knowing I could just upgrade to resolve them would bring a great sigh of relief.