Thank you for the post.
If I understand correctly, then this report is about Changing the width of a layout:
"You can place objects on the gray area to the right of the layout. This lets you store objects with a layout, yet prevent them from appearing in Browse, Find, or Preview modes.
Objects located to the right of the layout edge:
•are right-anchored (Auto-resize settings are ignored. If you move the object back onto the layout, auto-resizing settings reactivate.)"
To attempt to replicate, I entered layout mode, placed a field (default left and up anchor) to the gray area to the right of my layout, and entered browse mode.
Result: The layout treats the field as if left-anchored.
Expected Result: The layout treats the object as if right-anchored.
Next, I entered layout mode, changed the field's anchor to right and up, and entered browse mode.
Result: The layout treats the field as if right-anchored.
Expected Result: Auto-resize settings are ignored.
Additionally, I've sent my research to Testing and Development for review. Could you confirm if the behavior described above is the same for you?
Did you place this object to the right or left of the layout boundary?
Thank you for the reply.
I placed the field to the right of the the gray line on the far right side of the layout. I tested again just now with a text object and the results were the same.
Fred, Might this be specific to a particular layout theme?
Mmmh Maybe i am wrong and the behavior is "as expected" ???
Because my poor english, i will answer by a question, step by step :
Is an object outside layouts' width supposed able to affect the layout aspect in browse mode ?
Fred, it should not affect the layout and many of my iPhone layouts rely on the fact that they don't. I often put "notes" to the right of the layout edge so I am following this one closely. As I understand it, TSFalcon's tests show that putting text to the right of the layout boundary has no effect on what is seen in browse mode.
Maybe you can upload some screen shots that show the layout both in browse and layout modes to show what you are reporting?
Ok, thanks Phil.
What i am saying is : the auto resizing/positionning anchors of an outter object are not ignored, even the help's article is stating the contrary.
Good idea, each step's screenshot will follow soon...
Description STEP 1 :
Description STEP 2 :
You now fully understood mmmh ? But just for fun.... The workaround !
Thank your for your last post !
As you maybe saw, since them, i posted screenshots to illustrate my first description (thanks Phil for good suggestion).
Because on your first conclusions, you didn't talk about the unexpected (IMHO) auto-size behavior, that was the main point i had in mind.
Maybe it was because my description was not really clear.
And, moreover, i must admit that, i don't really understand what is the anchor's state supposed to do in browse mode when the object are outside the layout's width boundary...
Thank you one more time for your further clarifications...
I have been asked for a demo file as the TS folks have not been able to reproduce the issue. It took me less than 5 minutes to follow Fred's description and create it. There are two layouts "all anchors" and "top Left anchors". One layout was created by using duplicate layout to duplicate the other, then I changed the anchor settings on the field located outside the boundaries of the layout.
The All Anchors layout illustrates the bug behavior.
Fred & PhilModJunk:
Thank you for the clarification.
I attached to the report made to Testing and Development both Fred's screenshots and PhilModJunk's sample file demonstrating the issue.