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Why are my Base Form Fields Overlapping? [closed]

asked 2014-01-08 17:23:15 +0200

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I created a form for a video tutorial about LibreOffice Base (it can be found at - )

The problem is the Start Date and End Date were not properly sized and they were placed on top of the Phone Number. (I didn't notice it at the time I was recording)

A viewer noticed this and asked me why this happened (because it was happening to him for a form he was creating)

Does anyone know sometimes LibreOffice fields overlap when creating a form?

Note the database created in the video can be downloaded from:

Thank you in advance for help you can give me on this issue.


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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
close date 2016-03-07 01:45:34.540969


Can you replicate this (apparently) buggy behaviour? Is this relevant? By all means post an answer yourself if you hit on a solution.

frofa gravatar imagefrofa ( 2014-01-10 12:24:00 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-12-14 17:49:20 +0200

Alex Thurgood gravatar image

updated 2014-12-14 17:51:37 +0200

It happens when using the form creation wizard to make the form, especially where there are numerous fields, that positoining gets miscalculated, with regard to a default page size.

You can always correct this manually afterwards, by opening the form in design mode.

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