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Expanding text fields not co-operating

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I created a new form that spans over 2 pages and saved it as a dynamic PDF. I'm trying to allow for the text fields to expand as the user types beyond the intial size of the field. The field is set to "Expand to Fit". I have several sections of

I created a new form that spans over 2 pages and saved it as a dynamic PDF. I'm trying to allow for the text fields to expand as the user types beyond the intial size of the field. The field is set to "Expand to Fit". I have several sections of the form all separated by text headings. I have tried to wrap each section in a subform (set to "Flowed"), then wrap all the subforms to a larger subform (set to "Flowed").
The problems that I'm encountering is each section that is wrapped in a subform looses the placement and whitespace between fields of all the fields and brings them in tight to each other. Then when i wrap all the subforms into one larger subform (set to "flowed"), my text headings and other text get rearranged and I can't change the order of reposition them with the white space.
Below is a picture of my form in the nice tidy format that I'd like to keep. Then a picture of how it looks with each section in a subform and all of those subforms in a larger subform.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Hi,
Moving to Flowed layouts can be a pain. When you change to Flowed type, all of the objects are positioned from top left, based on the order in the hierarchy.
You will need to adjust the objects margins in order to space them out.
First I would adjust the content area on the Master Page, so that you have your margins in the right distance from the left (and top, bottom and right).
See some examples here:
Objects in flowed forms: http://assure.ly/e2jR0C
Explore difference between flowed and positioned subforms: http://assure.ly/eSGQMt
Some aspects for laying out objects: http://assure.ly/ewrLMo.
Master pages and content areas: http://assure.ly/g0Wx7r.
Another thing, when working with textfields (and other objects) you can set the caption to appear above the value area (go to the Layout palette). This means that you will only be dealing with one object instead of two (currently you have a text object and a textfield).
If things are still out of order, then drag them into the correct order in the hierarchy and they will be in the right order on the page.
Hope that helps,
Niall

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