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In Base - how to fix a form's size?

asked 2015-05-22 18:47:18 +0200

jay Arr gravatar image

updated 2015-08-26 21:29:44 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Using LO with OSX 10.10.3

I have designed my form and now i want it to ALWAYS open with fixed size.

It never does. It is NEVER consistent ?!?!

Sometimes it's one size then another even when I open it the same way either by a macro call or with the editor.

Can iI do this without resorting to a macro or must I always do it with code? And why does this behaviour happen?

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Confirmed with on Window$ 7 Ultimate SP1 x64.

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2015-05-22 19:32:11 +0200 )edit

in edit mode, try switching to print mode and then define the page dimensions under menu item format --> page -- page. I occasionally encountered similar errors when opening two forms at once, I assumed from an interference between the form properties.

doug gravatar imagedoug ( 2015-05-23 04:07:02 +0200 )edit

I think this also is affected by what toolbars you display when you are in edit mode. The visible area within the toolbars sometimes is accounted-for, sometimes not.

doug gravatar imagedoug ( 2015-07-01 05:07:19 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-05-23 11:29:52 +0200

jay Arr gravatar image

Nope, neither of these two methods work when you (repeatedly) open two forms in succession each of which has different sizes. It seems using (LO with OSX 10.10.3) that LO opens the second form with the size of the first.

I think this might be bug - perhaps related to form/screen handling on a retina system.

Seems as though I'm going to have to rely on a macro to ensure that all my forms open as designed.

You might wonder why I'm doing this ... well I have an application that announces itself with a splash form (sized 4" x 5") and the after completing all the preparatory activities closes the screen and opens a switchboard form (sized 8" x 4.5").

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Can confirm that the multiple forms opening behaviour is as reported by Pierre on windows 7/64 & LO

I ran my unchanged application that I'm developing on my iMac, with Parallels (build 9.0.24251) on my laptop Macbook Pro (retina mid 2012) that's running Windows 7 Professional with Service Pack 1

jay Arr gravatar imagejay Arr ( 2015-05-23 17:19:58 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-05-22 20:07:55 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


What works in my environment (windows 7/64 &

  1. Right click the form then Edit
  2. Resize as you wish
  3. Display the "Forms Controls" toolbar if not
  4. In this toolbar click Design Mode On/Off to quit the design mode
  5. File> Save (Ctrl+S), close

The form should open by keeping its size


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