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Den 31.03.2023 22:19, skreiv Gerhard Weydt:
Hi Kolbjørn,

this mailing list is for correspondence regarding language-dependent themes, a question like that should be posted on a user mailing list, where more people will read it who might be able to help.

Thank you for your answer.

You are right. My mail was meant for the libreoffice-user list. Sorry for my miss.

I will try your suggestions tomorrow.


But I will answer here now.
I have created forms the way you did many times, without any problems. I just tried it with LibO on Windows 10, it worked as it should. I have no idea what is wrong in your case. So I have only some proposals which might help:

 * Did you close the form window and  open it again not using the menu
   item "open", but "edit" (or something similar, I'm translating the
   German texts)?
 * Did you try closing the Base document completely (i.e. also the .odb
   file) and then opening this one and then the form document (in edit
 * Try creating another form, to see whether the problems happens
   again. (you can simply delete the erroneous form, if you wish to)
 * If you used HSQLDB or local Firebird to create the database, you can
   send me the .odb file (directly (or a cloud link), no attachments
   are transported in the mailing list), and I can have a look at it. I
   assume it contains no sensible data.


Am 31.03.2023 um 18:45 schrieb Kolbjørn Stuestøl:
Trying to learn about using LibreOffice Base. LibreOffice on Windows 11.

Following the instruction in the LibreOffice Getting started guide 7.4.

After creating the form using the Form wizard (page 283 ff in the guide), I at last clicked Finish. The guide says "The form opens in edit mode". My form looks exactly like the image in the guide (except translated to Norwegian). But I am not able to edit the layout of the form. The Form Design toolbar is grayed out except the tool "Open in design modus", "Automatic focus on control", "New", "Export as ODF", "Print" and "Search"  (or something similar, translated from Norwegian). Clicking on the "Open in design modus" make no changes in the form view or the toolbars. The icon "Design modus" is stil grayed out.

The Guide says:"Use the *Control Properties*and *Form Navigator*icons on the Form Design toolbar to open the corresponding dialogs. (You may need to select a control for the *Control Properties*icon to become available)"

No help in selecting controls. The tools are still grayed out.

Do I have missed something?

I am able to add data to the form, save it and then load it with the added data. So the form works.

Is there any (simple) way to activate the tools in the toolbar?
Remember I am a novice in this field, but have used Writer and Calc for some years.


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