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How can we have text fields of undefined size in Writer? [closed]

asked 2012-02-23 05:47:52 +0100

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Hello,

Most is in the title…

when you make forms, for questionnaire, and you don't know the potential size of the text to be written (it can be as well a simple Yes answer, or a full explanation of several lines. Then to have a nice results at the end, you need to have the size a the field adapting itself to actual needs. How can we do that?

Thanks very much for your help.

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answered 2013-01-20 01:14:19 +0100

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I think not, and I think you know that the text box do no limit the text at box size.

I do not think your enhancement request, is so easy to understand and implement in a form.
How the field must be grow?, wider, higher or both and on which side first?.
How the other fields in the form, must be arranged?

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answered 2012-02-23 08:33:30 +0100

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If you are talking about LO Base, you can use a memo (longvarchar) type for fields. A memo can hold a text of undefined size. Usually you should use a multiline text box in dialogs and forms to enter a memo text. You should also consider that a memo text is less eficient than a fixed-length field, so a varchar type is usually better than a memo type.

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I was talking of a form in Writer (as said in the tag :) ) So your proposal can't help me.

fdf gravatar imagefdf ( 2012-02-27 05:55:39 +0100 )edit

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