While in Layout Mode, go to menu View >> Show ( put a check to Sliding Objects ).
All the fields must now show an arrow. Is it so ?
I would guess that:
<<Home Address 1>>
<<Home City>>, <<Home State>> <<Home Postal Code>>
Is a single layout text object. If you click it in layout mode, you'll get one set of selction handles for the whole group, correct?
That means you have an invisble "return" character as the last character on each line. This keeps any of these lines from being truly empty and thus they don't slide up.
Make each line here a separate text object and set them all to slide up and it will work.
To separate your existing merge fields into such separate objects:
Enter layout mode.
Double click the text to open it for editing.
Drag over the top row of text from right to left, from the last visible character and select "cut" from the edit menu. (Do not copy the return).
Click elsewhere on your layout and choose Paste from the edit menu.
Repeat to separate out all the lines of text.
Delete any remaining text object
Drag your separate objects back into correct position for your address label, you may want to use the alignment tools to get them just right.
Select them all and choose either slide up option.
I go the arrows to show up through View>Show>Sliding Options. Thanks raybaudi. I tried what you said PhilModJunk and I didn't get anything to change. The text that's there is from the Manage>Layouts on the upper right hand top of the window. I went in and created the label from there and it did it with text input instead of label boxes. However, I went and created a new one the same way, deleted the text labels and made label boxes and I get the to slide left for city, state, zip; but not to slide up when first and last are empty. Did I miss something I shouldn't have on your instructions guys? Thanks.
If you do not see the arrows in layout mode, then you didn't set the sliding options.