There is definitely one less smart person in the world than I thought there was yesterday. Sigh.
All of the questions on this topic are into such minutia that the big stuff like "Why doesn't the edit form edit?" must be completely obvious. But not to me.
I want to create a substitute for the standard (ugly) node edit form for my content type. Very simple need. I want to create a substitute node edit form for my content type.
I create a panel and it works fine for displaying a node, but even though I specify "Node being edited is type" it will not give me entry fields. I specify "http://myhost/drupal/node/123" and I get the nice new panel with the node displayed; I specify "http://myhost/drupal/node/123/edit" and I get the same thing -- no edit fields. Nothing in demos, documentation, questions, Panel 2, issues, NOTHING shows an edit screen. Always "It's as easy as falling off a cliff -- a three-year-old could do it" -- well, I don't have a three-year-old handy. Could someone PLEASE point me to an article that explains EDIT PANELS -- not display panels.
In all of the documentation I have never seen a custom edit panel -- why is that? Does it have to be themed? Can it not be done? Where do I go for information?