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How do you activate the tools in the Base Form Control Toolbar?

asked 2018-12-27 03:16:49 +0200

wblueg gravatar image

I want to modify an existing Form. The Forms Control Toolbar is displayed but all of the controls are greyed out. I can't find a way to activate them.

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answered 2018-12-27 03:28:53 +0200

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From the main Base screen, right mouse click the form you want to modify and select Edit....

You should now have access to controls.

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Hello again Ratslinger. I tried that again and the controls are still greyed out and non-functional. Have I turned something critical off?

wblueg gravatar imagewblueg ( 2018-12-27 03:44:31 +0200 )edit

@wblueg here is the LO documentation for Base -> LibreOffice Base Handbook

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2018-12-27 03:44:59 +0200 )edit

@wblueg If this is an existing form how was it created? What specific controls are grayed out? Can you create a new form & edit that? Only other help is if you can post a sample.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2018-12-27 03:47:35 +0200 )edit

The whole Forms Control Toolbar is greyed. I particularly want to use the design mode toggle switch contained therein. I will try to duplicate the from from scratch and see what happens.

wblueg gravatar imagewblueg ( 2018-12-27 04:14:03 +0200 )edit

Sorry, my error. The Design Mode toggle is on Form Design toolbar. That is used to go from Edit to Live mode for testing. That I use quite often. Only available starting from Edit mode of the form.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2018-12-27 04:22:11 +0200 )edit

Done that. Still greyed and non functional. Only seems to work in the design of a new form.

wblueg gravatar imagewblueg ( 2018-12-27 04:38:35 +0200 )edit

Try restarting Base in safe mode & see if it works. From menu Help->Restart in safe mode...

Also, there is a sample in my answer in this post -> Base: search button and showing the datas. See if you can edit a form in the sample.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2018-12-27 04:43:54 +0200 )edit

I closed out everything and restarted the computer. I then opened in safe mode having all settings restored to factory. Form comes up fine and I can switch back and forth using the design mode toggle. Thanks Ratslinger!

wblueg gravatar imagewblueg ( 2018-12-27 05:00:01 +0200 )edit
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