2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 11, 2018 4:51 PM by MinusZero

    How to get page-to-page flow?

    ss38409209 Level 1

      I've made a form that has different sections that will be visible/hidden depending on which boxes and buttons are selected. Both the pages and subforms within in the pages are set to Flowed. Whenever I hide a section on a page (say, the upper section), the bottom sections move up into the white space. My problem is, when I hide a section on the bottom of a page, the subsequent pages do not flow upwards to fill the empty space. Therefore, I am left with lots of empty white space throughout my form (6 pages), instead of the entire form expanding and collapsing to accommodate subforms.


      I also have the "allow page breaks" check box checked on all my pages and subforms.


      Edit: I am using Designer ES4

        • 1. Re: How to get page-to-page flow?
          natalies31718855 Level 1

          In your Hierarchy, make sure all of your subforms are included in the parent page 1 subform (by default this is named "(untitled Subform) (page 1)"). If the subforms you've built are within separate 'page' subforms, they will not flow upward how you want.


          Typically, I start building lengthy forms with everything 'positioned' and on as many separate pages as I need, then when I'm finished I set applicable subforms to 'flowed' and move them all up into the parent page 1 subform.

          • 2. Re: How to get page-to-page flow?
            MinusZero Level 2

            I build all my flowed forms into multiple tables.

            It is very easy to hide a table row or a whole table to make your form work nicely.


            Using different sized tables it also gives some control over the layout of a flowed form, something that you normally lose.