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I think this is a glitch and it is making web design challenging. Whenever I add a Slide Show Gadget reguardless of size and where it is, it always shifts vetically changing the formatt of the entire site. Published positions are unexpected. See included image. I created an overlay to show the difference.
You may attempt the options posted throughout this thread. The product team has received the request for change and will consider it for a future release however they currently have no plan to make a change in this area. I apologize for any inconvenience.
I will continue to monitor this thread if you have any additional questions.
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Nothing has been resolved.
Proposals for few work-arounds work on a case by case basis and what I mean is that they may work with the design intent or not. Results for work-arounds proposed within the online editing tools are still unpredictable.
The error messages thrown while attempting to edit the pages in Sharepoint Designer have yet to be resolved either. I have not attempted to pursue that specific issue further than what has been posted here.
Reset? Interesting. How would you know this? If it is true than I would hope a reset would fix the original problem. Would a reset delete the work? If it did I would ask Microsoft to restore the work to its original state after the reset...
I am needing to modify the code for these pages:
A reset would wipe out the page content but leave images/docs in place so might be a consideration if you don't have a lot of content. Restoring the pages might just resurface the same problem so not sure if that would be a help. Same issue if you save the pages as templates from Sharepoint Online I would think. But I can't think of another way to figure out if there's something in the pages that causes the SPD errors.
Looking at the pages in a browser I can only see the html output not the underlying code, and I don't see anything problematic there.
Thank you for your time mchv2.0. You have been very helpful.
Microsoft support gave me directions for resting the page by adding domain.com/Pages/sitename.aspx?contents=1 to the address bar while signed in. I was presented with the Web Part Maintenance page and pushed Reset. The page seemed to be left untouched as I was expecting the page to be blank afterwards?
After the reset I attempted to open the page with Sharepoint Designer and created the same errors.
That just appears to reset web parts on a page but there are none to reset.
Haha. Thank you for your patience. I thought a web part was a gadget. Guess not?
I just noticed a new wrinkle in this mess. When I first removed the <p> tags, all was well for at least a few weeks. Now the 2nd slideshow overlaps the first like this:
It's astounding how bad this editor is. There are designers who'd have a tough time making that happen intentionally!
Did you discover this when adding a second slide show within the same zone?
Very Odd. I wonder if Microsoft made a change?
Anyways, the latest with my effort on the issue with Microsoft Support is that a Design Change Request was submitted and has been sent to the appropriate product group which will now consider the information we've provided them, and decide whether to correct this issue or not.
My Service Request with Office365 support will now close and I will be contacted when a decision is reached.
They cannot provide an estimate for the amount of time this process will take.
I will post back when I hear back from them! In the mean time I guess we will have to exercise patience and hope that the tricks don't embarrass us as people visit broken web interfaces.