Creating Text Areas
Must fit on
Use this property to prevent the text area from splitting or overlaying the section or page
boundary. If the text area grows to the section or page boundary, the system moves the
entire text area to the next page.
This property causes paragraphs containing field references that are blank during print
operations to be suppressed.
During print, the field references are evaluated and removed if blank. If all of the variable
references are blank, then the entire paragraph is suppressed, including any static text
that is not a field reference.
Although this operation will format the text area, other properties related to grow, span,
and fit are not honored during print and will not cause re-pagination to occur.
This is most useful when the entire paragraph is comprised of single-line field
references, such as when defining a postal address block of fields. In addition, you
should not use this property on a large, or multipage text area as it could affect
performance and presentation. For best results, limit the use of this property to small
text areas which contain only fields.
Adjust top line
Use this property to make the top line of the text area use the same calculation for
vertical coordinate placement that text labels do, when using the same font.
Normally, the top line of the text area is positioned based on the font's height instead of
its baseline value. This is done so text areas that are stacked do not overlap.
Text labels are positioned based on the font's baseline value. This could cause a
problem when trying to (horizontally) align a text label with the top line of the text area.
This can occur if you have converted text labels into a text area.
Click here to open the DAL Trigger Options window and define a trigger for this text
Use this property to hyphenate words at the end of a line when applicable. Choose
None if you do not want Studio to hyphenate words, otherwise select the language you
want to determine the hyphenation rules, such as US English. The default is None.
This property sets hyphenation when you create the text area and is saved to the
registry. You can use the Hyphenation property in the Paragraph properties to set
hyphenation for each paragraph you create.
Check this property if you do not want the text area to be printed.
Use this property to tell the system that you want to see the content when working with
the form, but the content of this text area should not print because pre-printed paper is
instead used for final document output.
Check this property to indicate the text area content should be treated as a multiline text
field, which allows editing when the document is processed. The resulting field will be
named using the text area name.
If you select this property, at run time the system converts the text area into a multiline
text field with the original text area data as editable content of the multiline text field. The
default tab order of the multiline text field is set by its placement on the section.
Note: To further control tab sequencing, you can add a dummy field to the section which
has the same name as the text area with interactive editing enabled. Mark this dummy
field as Hidden in the Field Options. At run time, when the text area is converted into a
multiline text field, it will acquire the tab sequence specified for the dummy hidden field.
This property only appears if you selected the Interactive Editing property.
Checking this property means the text area cannot be empty. If there is already content
in the text area, the end user is not required to enter any additional content.