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Row Layout not available in Dynamics CRM 4.0 form

I have a customized entity that contains a form field that i need to expand the size of the entry box. The attribute is set to nvarchar and the type is text, normally one should be able to use the row layout options on the formatting tab of the field properties dialog but for some reason the row layout options are not available even though the attribute is nvarchar. From what i understand nvarchar and ntext attributes should have this option available. Does anyone have any idea what i may be missing here?

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So you're saying that you have added this custom attribute to the form, and when you bring up the properties of the attribute and go to the Formatting tab the "Row Layout" section allowing you to define the number of rows is not there? I just checked one of mine, and Columns is forced to 2 and the row settings are available.

Have you published your customizations since creating the attribute?
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The attribute already existed, this entity was created by my predecessor and has been live for over a year. All i am trying to do is increase the size of the existing form box for this particular attribute. It's basically a notes field. The data type of the attribute is nvarchar and the format is text which means the "row layout" section should be available but it is not.  This entity has been modified and published several times. I've attached screenshots of the attribute, form, and the formatting tab of the problem. The attribute is the one labeled "Details"

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Perhaps you can come up with a javascript solution that resizes the field on form load...
I wound up creating a new ntext attribute and populated it via sql from the data created against the old attribute. Then i modified the forms to show and act on the new attribute and removed the old attribute from the forms. Worked like a charm!
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