Thanks for this great module! As you can see in the attached screenshot, the CSS formatting of the right region seems to be not right (space issue). A fix would be great — just reserve more space for the whole thing, please.

In this sample/case I used Firefox 3.6.13 on a Ubuntu Linux with Gnome desktop.

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voxpelli’s picture

Isn't the problem that you are trying to put something in it that is too wide to fit? The right column would need to be very wide for that to work?

the_phi’s picture

Correct. But 'vertical tabs' (see screenshot) should find their space somehow, I think!

In this case ('vertical tabs') it really seems to be a simple CSS formatting error, since things are displayed - just not correctly.

itserich’s picture

I made the two columns roughly equal width by modifying sites/all/modules/nodeformcols/css/nodeformcols.css to:

.node-form .form-region-right {
  width: 49%;
  float: right;

.node-form-has-region-right .form-region-main {
  float: left;
  width: 50%;

.node-form-has-region-right .form-region-footer {
  clear: both;

For some reason adding this to local.css in the theme did not work as it does in D6.

barraponto’s picture

I don't think same width columns should be the default for this module. Maybe a setting?

MrPaulDriver’s picture

37.22 KB

I'm having much the same problem.

See screenshot


Easily fixed by amending the css file as mentioned above

It probably should be a setting really

barraponto’s picture

@pauldriver and @itserich: does the patch at #1287452: Text fields and text areas on the right sidebar should be resized help you in any way?

MrPaulDriver’s picture

sorry but I'm not up to speed with patching. relative noob

itserich’s picture

Same with me about patching. I have been successful patching a few times but in this case I changed the couple lines in the module.

barraponto’s picture

try http://drupal.org/patch/apply
or just edit manually.

paskainos’s picture

@barraponto: it works it works!!! :) Even so, one has to wonder if maybe something like

.column-main {
  width: 60%;

.column-side {
  width: 39.99%;

is in order. The vertical tabs look pretty cramped in the right column. But when I switch from 65% / 34.99% to 60% / 39.99% the right column content is swimming in white space... :/ Therefore, my thoughts are @barraponto's patch is the way to go.

barraponto’s picture

@paskainos setting #1287452: Text fields and text areas on the right sidebar should be resized to RTBC would motivate the mantainers (including myself) to commit the change.
I have, however, switched to using Display Suite Forms (from http://drupal.org/project/ds).

paskainos’s picture

@barraponto: done! :)
Quick question; why do you currently prefer DS?

barraponto’s picture

Because there's a UI to set regions, move stuff to blocks, etc.