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Edit multiple form controls at once [closed]

asked 2014-02-01 11:33:20 +0100

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Hi, Can I edit mulitiple controls within a form at once? for example: can I multiselect many textboxs and change all their sizes to the same new value. The paint brush icon on the top claims to do this, but when I select a control within a form the paintbrush becomes gray.

Also, I notice that when I try to do copy and paste of a control that I can not initially choose the location to paste, but can drag a newly formed duplicate off of the original control.

I have made these attempts using selection only of the field portion (instead of the grouped label and field).

These abilities would be very useful to make several versions of a form that has LOTS of controls. (should I explore macros? or is there an SQL method?)(is there a form wide instruction for control options?) thanks

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answered 2014-02-02 15:22:10 +0100

Regina gravatar image

You should be able to select several form controls, when you hold down the Shift-key while clicking the form controls with the mouse.

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answered 2014-02-03 04:00:36 +0100

frofa gravatar image

Alternatively, you might want to simply 'clone' your entire form - select the form in the FORM LIST window and just copy and paste (with a new name). Then just edit the clone.

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