no native way to do it with the checkbox control.. as you have already figured out.
You can't do this directly. What you'll probably end up doing is using the checkboxes with the values hidden to the right, and then a text object on the left with the corresponding values. If you want it to be flexible, just use a global field or layout variable to store the values to the left and populate it with scripting.
Yes, the default (in FM, in HTML, in many forms) is to have the text to the right of the checkbox. Was there a compelling reason to have the text to the left of the checkbox?
oops! It's hard to "align" this way if the value-list used to make the checkboxes is too variable in length of the values.
I tried this, Mike. It didn't work. But maybe I didn't do it the same way you propose. Can you try it and post a screen shot?
thanks all, it was just design reasons i was interested to see if it was possible. not the end of the world, i currently have a set up as Mike mentioned earlier - values hidden. Just thought I'd see if it was possible to make things easy / simple.
As we all learn trying to make things simple is dificult as opposed to do things the simple way...
The button bar in 14 will display an icon on the right, left, top and bottom of text.
If you have a lot of time to spend, you could create a set of checkbox style buttons, one with the checked icon and one with the unchecked icon...in pairs.
Both would use the same label, a field name or a global, etc.
You'd set up a hide if condition and one would hide if checked and one would hide if not cecked.
About a week later you'd probably decide to abandon this project...