Set objects to slide up and resize the enclosing part,
But a simpler more flexible layout design would be to use a list view layout based on the portals' table instead of the parent record.
If I use the portal table as the base layout(invoice items,) can I still do a two-column format preferred by the client? That is the key request from the client, to have two columns next to each other, as they want to save paper and put as many order items as possible on the page.
It might be possible, depending on what the columns contain. Can you post a screenshot or two?
You can define the number of columns in the layout set up in layout mode. Please note if you use this options you will only see one column in Browse mode but the number of columns will appear in Preview Mode or when you Print/PDF.
I can't post a picture due to client's request, but it looks something like:
invoice customer infor
Where portal1 is row1-30, portal 2 is rows31-60 and each portal has order item, qty, price, and subtotal fields.
Base layout is invoice and the portals are child records of order items of the invoice.
Thanks rgordon, I will explore that option and get back to you.