Sunday, February 11, 2007
Quick Tip: Layers In Tabbed Tables
Color me (not so) surprised...we found a little issue with layers! :-D I have to give credit to Deborah Byrd, who brought this to my attention and pointed out the exact cause. She was having a problem placing a layer within a particular row in a tabbed table. I know I had done this before so I thought perhaps it was a version issue. I asked her to send me a copy of the form and sure enough, I was able to place a layer on the exact tab she wanted it in. I erroneously replied to her that I thought it was accomplished via the hack of creating the layer outside of the table and then pasting it in the appropriate tab. I sent it back to her, thinking how cool I was for figuring it out so fast! ;-D Ah...of course I should have known better. Turns out, when Deb tried to place the layer anchor where she wanted it, it wouldn't work! The problem was trying to place the anchor inside of a table that is nested in the tabbed table! You can put the layer anchor there, alright, but the layer seems to fall outside the table and doesn't respect the positioning of the tabs. Really weird! This was an unknown layer issue to me, so thanks to Deb for finding it. I hope this post helps you if you are having a similar issue. Cheers!