Why does WB12 keep resizing all my pages?

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ChalkyW64
 
 
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Why does WB12 keep resizing all my pages?

Post by ChalkyW64 » Sat May 05, 2018 5:26 pm

After WebPlus went belly up, I bought WB12 because I was used to working with Master pages - which WB supports. It turned out to be a very wise purchase - aside from its ease of use, master pages and extension flexibility, the accuracy of the 'Import from HTML' functionality is nothing short of remarkable.

However:

Having imported all my pages from a live site and converted everything required into master objects etc., I recreated all the pages in WB12 before manually specifying each page's height via the Page Properties dialog. I then began tweaking various elements - to later discover that WB12 had increased the size of every page (by anything from 200 pixels to 500 pixels). I therefore re-entered all the page heights (not an insignificant job due to the number of pages involved) - only to find that it later did the exact same thing again. Unfortunately I have not been able to determine what triggered this behaviour - but why does it do that in the first place? If I have manually specified a page height, I want it to stick - not be changed without my knowledge or approval.

If this is a 'feature' (maybe to ensure page objects remain visible?) can it be turned off?

WB12 is a brilliant program, and I love it - but it is seriously annoying (and time consuming) to have to keep re-entering each page's height via the Page Properties dialog every time this happens.

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Re: Why does WB12 keep resizing all my pages?

Post by WWBman » Sat May 05, 2018 5:41 pm

In Arrange > Guide Settings there is the option to Lock the Page Height although I'm not sure how this is useful.
Pablo will be able to explain. :-)

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Re: Why does WB12 keep resizing all my pages?

Post by Pablo » Sat May 05, 2018 6:09 pm

If 'Lock page height' is not enabled then the page size will increase if you move objects outside the specified workspace.

Note that the settings in the Page Properties do not set the page size, but only the workspace size.
The actual page size is determined by the content of the page, a HTML does not have a fixed size.

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Re: Why does WB12 keep resizing all my pages?

Post by ChalkyW64 » Sat May 05, 2018 6:30 pm

Thank you both for such a prompt response - I realise the end result is not affected, but prefer to see a page height in the workspace which reflects what will [hopefully] appear when the page is published (it took me a while to find the options dialog, which is actually under: "View->Guide settings" in the ribbon, but "Arrange->Guide settings" in the menu).

All sorted. :D

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