1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 22, 2015 2:16 PM by philmodjunk

    Printing scrollable notes field across pages?

    UnrealIsm

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      Printing scrollable notes field across pages?

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      I have a form with a text box that we can enter notes into. I am generating a report that is printable, but would like to include the notes section. The trouble I am running into is that it will not preview or print anything past the scrollable point in the text box.. I am sure there is a way to do this, but I am missing something or not understanding what terms to define it as...

       

        • 1. Re: Printing scrollable notes field across pages?
          philmodjunk

          Create a new layout. Put your text field on this layout without the scroll bar (don't need it for this layout).

          Make the text field very, very tall--taller than you think that you will need.

          Set this field to "slide up" and to "resize enclosing part".

          Key facts about sliding layout objects:

                 
          1. It's only visible in preview mode and when you print/save as PDF...
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          3. Sliding fields will shrink but not expand.
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          5. All layout objects below and in the same layout part as the slide/resize field need to also be set to slide up and resize.
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          7. Objects in headers and footers will not slide.
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          9. Portals will shrink/slide to fit the number of rows of records, but fields within the portal row will not shrink/slide.
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          11. Fields will slide up only if Top alignment is specified for it and will slide left only if Left alignment is specified.
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          13. Consistent side borders are difficult to achieve with sliding fields.
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          15. In FMP13, hidden objects (”Hide object when”) will slide/resize.