I'm having trouble laying out the form in the way I would like. Is there a way to change the form to allow different spacing between elements? Also, is there a way to disable 'left allign' on text elements from affecting the whole page? It is playing havoc on my layout. Thanks!
You can not adjust the spacing between elements that much. You can add empty formatted text element to add more spacing but in general you can't reduce the spacing.
You can use resize the field horizontally by dragging the right edge of the field
or resize the field box the same way
As for you other question please refer to this post : http://forums.adobe.com/message/5901492