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rubi
Nintex Newbie

Change default layout for field appearance in Nintex Forms 2013

Hi Community,

 

I just started working with Nintex Forms and it's really great.

But when Forms are created, the height of dropdown fields is really to big.

So when changing 20 of them, it takes a long time.

Is there a possibility to change the default height in a template or somewhere else?

 

Thanks for any help in advance!

BR, Rouven

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Automation Master
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Re: Change default layout for field appearance in Nintex Forms 2013

You can change default templates for forms in Central Admin, but I do not believe you can change the sizing of a single control.

Would you mind showing a screen shot of a DD control when you add it to a form? I've can't recall seeing one any bigger than the height of the text within it and I'd imagine that being between no more than 20 px by default.

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rubi
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Re: Change default layout for field appearance in Nintex Forms 2013

Thanks for your answer.
In the meantime I found that only DD fields are affected, that are of the field type "Lookup", what is in most cases in our environment.

Since I found that I'm sure it's the definition from MS SharePoint.

See an example below.

BR, RubiCapture.PNG

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Automation Master
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Re: Change default layout for field appearance in Nintex Forms 2013

Ok I see now. This is the default height provided to lookup controls when you add then to the form. But you can select the control while in design mode and use the box selectors and shrink the size with the mouse. Then all the panels surrounding the control can also be shrunk.

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rubi
Nintex Newbie

Re: Change default layout for field appearance in Nintex Forms 2013

Yes, I know, but when there are 25 lookup DD inside, it's a massive effort... That was why I was asking. But thank you anyway for your answers.

BR, Rubi

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shirin
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Re: Change default layout for field appearance in Nintex Forms 2013

Hi Roven,

Instead of doing size adjustment for all the controls, you can declare custom css class into Form Settings >> Custom CSS and use that class name for dropdown control settings >> Formatting >> Control CSS class.

At least this will be lot cleaner and it will be very easy for you to change in future if your requirements change.

Regards,

Shirin

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rubi
Nintex Newbie

Re: Change default layout for field appearance in Nintex Forms 2013

Hello Shirin,

thanks for this hint, but that's something I already tried. I found that I can control nearly everything that affects the control itself, but not the "resizing of the frame" itself.
I think I'll open a case at Nintex as this consumes too much of my time.

Thanks and best regards,

Rouven

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Automation Master
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Re: Change default layout for field appearance in Nintex Forms 2013

That doesn't look right. The drop down shouldn't be cut off in that way. So something is definitely different. Do you have any custom CSS applied to the Form in the Form Settings? Do you have any custom branding on the site you are on?

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rubi
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Re: Change default layout for field appearance in Nintex Forms 2013

No, really standard site and no custom CSS. But I can reproduce that in the DEV enviroment.
Today also a new update was announced that I'll install soon.

BR, Rouven

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superm
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Re: Change default layout for field appearance in Nintex Forms 2013

Hi Rouven

May I ask, if you already could update to the new version (2.4.0.0) of Nintex Forms? And do you have still this behavior? I would be much interested in a solution too.

Thank you very much for your answer.

Best regards,

Mario

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