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Why does Text area size keep reverting?

Thread began 9/23/2009 12:42 am by Stevebo | Last modified 9/24/2009 12:43 am by Stevebo | 912 views | 3 replies |

Stevebo

Why does Text area size keep reverting?

Building a form and when selecting the text input size, I choose Medium. Despite making the change and applying it, it still shows up around 252px wide when previewing it whereas it should be around 120px wide.

I can see that it shows a value of 120px wide in the width setting, but when I click Finish and then save all the files, it's back to 252 px wide. When I use Edit Design and go to Form Elements and look at the text field, it's been set back to 252px.

What's causing this to not save my changes? I'm saving the form I've constructed as a preset but that doesn't seem to matter.

steve

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Stevebo

I think I may have discovered what's going on here. Is it true than in Design Form you specify the various widths for X-Large, Large, Medium, of the text boxes and then in Edit Form you actually select which of those widths you want to use?

If so, this answers my question. I thought that Edit Design would set what all the text boxes widths would be. It was only when using Edit Form that I discovered that each text field could be set to a different value by choosing the size which was determined during the Edit Design phase of things.

At least I think this is how it works.

steve

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anonymous

Hi Steve,

How goes it?

With the boxes, I have found that when you are designing the contents of the form, as you know, you can pick input boxes to be - as you state - one of various size.

From my experience with form builder, that then makes the boxes set to the "default" size for whatever theme you are using (blank or otherwise). Then when you edit the form design, you can edit the size for each of those various sizes and choose to save your Form Design edits for later use, as well as, applying to them the current form.

So I believe the idea was that each design had default attributes defined but the extension allowed for complete customization to be fine tuned for whatever the user wants.

Best regards,

Brian

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Stevebo

Hey Brian,

You are right on the money with your description. I finally broke down and printed the CSS code that's generated and learned a lot about how the extension works. There are a couple of width values set that are not set directly by making changes in the interface, but are referenced to things like the form width setting.

What I learned was that yes, when picking a default theme, it comes with default widths for inputs (listed as small, medium, large, etc.) as well as default text sizes. This can be changed during Edit Design and then when using Edit Form, the input sizes can be selected that may have been modified during the Edit Design phase. The text size set during Edit Design will also have an effect on the ultimate values used and saved in a CSS stylesheet when clicking Finish.


steve

à votre santé!

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