Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Multi-Line Field Labels

In the GUI, if you have a long label text it pushes the other fields in the section out to the same length which can make the layout look bad. For example, in the image below the "Please enter the Estimated Retirement Date" field label is too long.

To solve this issue an break sequence can be added to split the label to multiple lines as shown below.

Here are the steps:
  1. In, remove "<", ">" and "&" from the EXCLUDE_CHARACTERS line. It should look like this: EXCLUDE_CHARACTERS={
  2. Save Make the same changes on your process server, if applicable
  3. Restart Jboss, Weblogic or WebShpere on all app and process servers
  4. In the GUI Builder, Revise the GUI, select the field and edit the label as shown below by inserting a break sequence where you want to split the label
  5. Apply the changes and Publish the GUI

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