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Formatting issue with V10 and Firefox 3.5

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  • Formatting issue with V10 and Firefox 3.5

    I have a somewhat complex grid layout in V10 with multiple containers side by side and fields grouped within the layout. I'm trying to create a one page form view when Search finds records. I've accomplished this by setting the Break to "None" on the left side container and using the Merge cells fields within the containers. On Internet Explorer the page renders exactly as I'd like but on Firefox the containers that should appear side by side are appearing one underneath the other, as if a column break has been applied. I'm not sure if this is a bug with V10, with Firefox or the way I've applied the formatting. Any ideas?
    Brad Weaver, President
    ComputerAid International
    Ottawa ON Canada
    Versailles KY USA
    www.compuaid.com

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    Re: Formatting issue with V10 and Firefox 3.5

    This Is because there isn't enough space for both containers.
    If the browser thinks that both containers don't fit in the same "row" it will automatically put one above the other (this is the concept of 'liquid forms'). the same will happen if your IE window isn't maximized.
    To correct this just reduce the with of your fields so that they fit as you like on Firefox (make sure the window is maximized)

    regards
    Mauricio
    Cheers
    Mauricio

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      Re: Formatting issue with V10 and Firefox 3.5

      I was able to resolve this issue by utilizing a nesting of frames and containers and setting the entire grid inside a container with a fixed width defined. Adding widths to the internal frames and containers yielded a very nice and consistent layout unaffected by the browser window width or the type of browser viewing the page. Nice job of providing layout flexibility Alpha!
      Brad Weaver, President
      ComputerAid International
      Ottawa ON Canada
      Versailles KY USA
      www.compuaid.com

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