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SeanHenderson
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Put a Box Around Something

Hi,

This might seem like a dumb question, but I can't seem to make something work the way I want and it should be simple. I have a form and on this form I want to draw a box around a certain few inputs. That's it, just a box around them. Unless I'm missing something, the only thing I can find is a rectangle with fill opacity of 0. But this still covers up my inputs, even though you can't see the fill. If I send it to the back, it gets covered by the fill on my form.

 

Isn't there an ability to just draw a line? Or in my case, 4 lines?

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@cwebb365 

The problem is that there is more than 1 data card for me to highlight.

@timl 

That did it! It's bananas that I have to go to those lengths, but it worked so I'm happy, thank you!

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RezaDorrani
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Hi @SeanHenderson 

 

 

Just add a rectangle shape and then on the menu bar on home tab with rectangle selected go to reorder and send it to back

 

 

Regards,

Reza Dorrani

 

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@RezaDorrani 

Yeah that was the first thing that I tried. However, my form has a fill to it. So when I send the rectangle to the back, it ends up behind the form and can't be seen. I need the rectangle to be ABOVE the form, but BELOW the data cards it will surround. If it was just one data card, then I could insert it there, but the whole point is to highlight a group of cards.

You can put a boarder on the data cards. Also there isnt a line tool, it's just the rectangle tool with a width/height of 1 depending on if you need it horizontal or vertical. 

You'll have to unlock the card on the form you want the box around then select it, and insert the rectangle there. Then make sure it's on the bottom in that card for ordering and you should be good. Might have to tweak the datacard size a bit.
timl
Super User
Super User

Hi @SeanHenderson 

As you've probably worked out, there unfortunately isn't a line control that we can use.

The best approach, as @yshariff  mentions, is to add 4 rectangles, and to line them up to form a single rectangle.

Here's an example I made, which spans 2 cards on a form.

 

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@cwebb365 

The problem is that there is more than 1 data card for me to highlight.

@timl 

That did it! It's bananas that I have to go to those lengths, but it worked so I'm happy, thank you!

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