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Old 02-14-2014, 02:12 AM
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Hi every one, I want to create a form field in a table and I created one, but there is a problem that I want to have a fixed size table and I want when one writes in the field instead of going to the next line after finishing the first line, it enlarge the table row and change the column size of the table.


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Old 02-14-2014, 06:35 AM
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Your request seems contradictory. You say that you want a "fixed-size" table and that you want it to expand to accept more data in a field. It can be fixed-size, or it can expand for more data, but not both.

Looking at your document, the table cell expands to accept data but unless there are paragraph marks or line breaks, it would not need to do so. It is already large enough to hold the maximum that you can insert into that formfield. You set it for a maximum of 170 characters. When I increased the maximum to Word's maximum of 32767 characters, I managed to expand your table cell to cover 16 pages, all in that field.
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Your request seems contradictory. You say that you want a "fixed-size" table and that you want it to expand to accept more data in a field. It can be fixed-size, or it can expand for more data, but not both.

Looking at your document, the table cell expands to accept data but unless there are paragraph marks or line breaks, it would not need to do so. It is already large enough to hold the maximum that you can insert into that formfield. You set it for a maximum of 170 characters. When I increased the maximum to Word's maximum of 32767 characters, I managed to expand your table cell to cover 16 pages, all in that field.
Thanks Charles, I do not want to make the table column width bigger, I just want that for example after reaching to end of the line it goes to other line. not make the width bigger.
To better explain it, I mean for example say the width of the column is equal to 3 cm, i do not want after typing we have a column with 5 cm, I want it automatically goes to another line.
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OK, got it.

Put your prompt text (left column text), for at least one cell, inside a borderless text box. This will hold that space.

There may be another way but I don't know it.
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By the way, in order to protect a form you do not need to set any password.
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:06 PM
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Thanks Charles, I tried to create a text box in the left and put it instead of cell it did not work, also I created two text boxed in the right and left and grouped them but it did not work, also I put the text box in the left side it did not work but I used fixed column width in that worked, I think I explained bad, anyway thanks a lot.
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