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    When editing the absolute position controls property, the background image is too large and only a very small portion appears on the layout screen. I have a form scanned as a .png file and stored in the web projects control panel (8.5X11). Newcomer to alpha, and I am sure I am overlooking a scaling issue when importing image. Thanks for any help.

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    Default Re: absolute layout background image

    When you selected the background image you had best fit, absolute, and stretch options. I would start there.

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    Default Re: absolute layout background image

    Hello,
    Thanks. I tried each of the selections, but no difference. Only a corner of the form shows up and its really big in the edit window. I didn't know if there might be a scale selection. I am guessing you should be able to see or have whole form available to set controls, correct? Thanks.

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    Default Re: absolute layout background image

    I use background images extensively in a web app I support. I took each image myself and now that I think about it I scaled the image myself too before importing it into Alpha to use. It sounds like your image is way too large. If you press the get image size button what are the dimensions?
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    Default Re: absolute layout background image

    I scanned the form (8.5X11) and saved as .png, but when checking size in inches, it shows 34.3X26.5 - why so large?

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    Default Re: absolute layout background image

    OK, resized image to smaller scale and added to web project. Works better now. Do you know best size to scale for ipad 4 vertical? Thanks.

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    Default Re: absolute layout background image

    No, sorry. Not sure what the best ipad size would be. You will probably have to experiment with this to get it just right.
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