Ability to set w-value on Groups' Appearance

Hi. We use enketo’s grid-theme on some forms. As per http://blog.enketo.org/gorgeous-grid/ , to customize questions’ positions on grid-theme you need to set a w-value in the questions’ Appearance field. However while dkobo form designer allows setting Appearance setting for Questions, it doesn’t allow manually editing the Appearance field for Groups. Groups just have a check-box for their Appearance setting which sets the constant value ‘field-list’ in the resulting XLSForm.

So being able to edit Groups’ Appearance setting manually is necessary to completely support grid-theme. Could this be implemented?

Cheers;
Hossein

Hi Hossein,

You’re right, group appearances can’t be edited in the formbuilder right now. This is something we’ll be adding soon though hopefully. At the moment importing a form that has the w value set in the XLSForm format will retain it in the formbuilder as well, even if you can’t yet edit the value there.

By default the Grid Theme in web forms assumes a value of w4 (four columns width) if you don’t specify anything in the group, so it’s still possible to use the grid system even without changing the appearance of groups (as long as you don’t need more than 4 columns across).

Best,

Tino

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On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 4:21 AM, Chroma mhazadma...@gmail.com wrote:

Hi. We use enketo’s grid-theme on some forms. As per http://blog.enketo.org/gorgeous-grid/ , to customize questions’ positions on grid-theme you need to set a w-value in the questions’ Appearance field. However while dkobo form designer allows setting Appearance setting for Questions, it doesn’t allow manually editing the Appearance field for Groups. Groups just have a check-box for their Appearance setting which sets the constant value ‘field-list’ in the resulting XLSForm.

So being able to edit Groups’ Appearance setting manually is necessary to completely support grid-theme. Could this be implemented?

Cheers;
Hossein

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