1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 4, 2014 9:05 AM by philmodjunk

    Sliding Text box



      Sliding Text box


           Is it possible to expand or shrink the height of a text box on a screen layout based upon the amount of data in the field?

        • 1. Re: Sliding Text box

               Only in Preview or when printing/saving as PDF. In browse mode, your best option is usually to use a scroll bar for data entry and then a second layout with sliding fields for printing. You'll find options for sliding layout objects in the sliding and visibility section in the Inspector's position tab.

               Key facts about sliding layout objects:

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