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From Gary Aitken <>
Subject Re: Form layout messed up when live; ok in design mode
Date Sat, 23 Jun 2012 19:37:54 GMT
On 06/23/12 13:22, Dwayne Henderson wrote:
> I'm having similar problems in Calc:

Zoltan Reizinger's solution solved my problem:

> It depends on what mode you created the form. Base opens forms in web
> mode, if you created in print view it can be messed up.
> AOO has a know bug with forms web mode, the forms first opens in print
> view. This will be corrected in AOO 3.4.1.

  Work around when you start Base:
   open form in edit mode,
   switch between views (from print view to web view)
   save form.

> When you reopen it, will work correctly. 

> --Dwayne
> On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 9:13 PM, Girvin R. Herr
> <>wrote:
>> Gary,
>> You don't say how you saved the form design, but you must save twice.
>>   Click the save icon (floppy disk) in the form window and then click the
>> save icon in the main window if it is not grayed out.  If you don't do the
>> latter, the form changes may not have been saved and the next time you open
>> it, you get the old version.  I make it a habit to do both saves whenever
>> either save icon is not grayed out.
>> Hope this helps.
>> Girvin Herr
>> Gary Aitken wrote:
>>> I'm just starting to use base as a front end for some mysql stuff.
>>> I created a form using the wizard, then went into design mode and
>>> rearranged things.  After saving the form, when I switch out of design mode
>>> or simply open the form fresh, the placement of the controls is not what it
>>> was when I saved it.  If I dismiss the "live" form and then right click on
>>> the form from the main database window and choose edit, the controls are
>>> where they belong.
>>> Can anyone explain to me what is going on and how to fix / get around it?
>>> Thanks.
>>> Gary

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