1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 4, 2010 9:49 AM by Manjula Vardhan

    Creating an expandable text field without a scrollbar

    dshih85

      Hi All! Hope someone can help.

       

      I need to create a flowable subform that will allow text fields to expand without a scrollbar. I have been researching the forums and have found this thread:

       

      http://forums.adobe.com/message/2372965

       

       

      When modifying the template above for practice, The fields expand correctly but when i make one from scratch it doesnt work at all!

       

      Here are the steps I have followed in creating a expandable text field from scratch:

      1. Open Adobe Lifecycle Designer and open a plain blank form

       

      2. Take a "text field" from the object library and place it on the form

       

      3. I noticed there is already a blue border (subform) for this document by default for the new form so I changed the content from "position" to "flowed", flow direction from "top to bottom"  and checked "allow page breaks". Also changed the layout for y: autofit

       

      4.  I then right clicked on the text fields orange border and clicked "wrap in subform".  I changed the content from "position" to "flowed", flow direction from "top to bottom"  and checked "allow page breaks". Also changed the layout for y: autofit

       

      5. Finally for the text field itself I made sure that "allow multiple linkes" and "allow page breaks within content" was checked. Also changed the layout for y: expand to fit

       

      I still cant get it work am I missing something? Ive been twirking around with this for hours and this forum wont let me upload my example. Any help would be great!