2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 13, 2012 8:40 AM by knkpatrick

    How do you get the rest of the form to shift down when a field grows in a subform

    knkpatrick

      I am using ES2, I am trying to get a form to shift down when a field grows in a subform, and nothing I tries works.  I am not an expert in this area, but all the help I have tried on-line does not seem to workI would be more than happy to email the form to anyone that could give me some assistance.  I have already spent too much time on this project, and if I cant get it to work, I will have to move back to a simple word form without all the fancey bells and whistles, but I hate to move backwards.  Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.

       

      Thanks in advance,

      Kathy

        • 1. Re: How do you get the rest of the form to shift down when a field grows in a subform
          radzmar Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          You can find a lot of useful examples on the Assure Dynamics page.

           

          Here's one that show how the expand objects in flowed layouts.

          http://www.assuredynamics.com/index.php/portfolio/expanding-objects-in-flowed-subforms/

          • 2. Re: How do you get the rest of the form to shift down when a field grows in a subform
            knkpatrick Level 1

            Thank you so much, I tried to duplicate the form from Assure and something is still wrong.  The background of the subform is not light green, I am not sure if the color was for display purpose only, but it still did not flow right either.  I was unable to find the option in the testfield to "Display all of the content (on exit).  I am also getting an warning note: The object may not work properly. Although the object is allowed to break, deselecting the "allow page breaks within content" option of the parent object restricts this object from breaking between pages.    Here is the settings as they are currently set:

            Subform:

            OBJECT TAB

                 Binding:

                      Object: subform1

                      DataBinding: Usename (subform1)

                 Pagination:     Greyed out

                 Subform:

                      Content: Flowed

                      Flow Direction:     Top to Bottom

                      Allow Page Breaks withing Content     Checked

                      This subform is an insertion point        Unchecked

            BORDER TAB - NA

            LAYOUT TAB

                 x = .25IN                         Y=.25IN

                 width = 8in                       height = greyed out

                 autofit no checked             autofit = greyed out but checked

            ACCESIBILITY TAB

                 Role: None

                 Rest is greyed out

             

            TEXT FIELD SETTINGS:

            OBJECT TAB

                 Field:

                      Field type: Text Field

                      Caption: TextField

                      Appearance: Sunken Box

                      Allow Multiple Line     Checked

                      Limit Length - Not Checked

                      Limit Lenfth to visible Area - Not Checked

                      Allow Page Breaks within content - Checked

                      Keep with Next - Not Checked

               Value

                      Type: User Entered Optional

                      The rest is blank

                 Binding 

                      Name: TextField1

                      Data Binding: Use name (testField1)

            BORDER TAB - NA

            LAYOUT TAB

                 X = Greyed out                    Y = Greyed out

                 Width: 2.4409in                    Height: .3543in

                 Expand to fit - not checked     Expand to fit = Checked

             

            What am I missing?