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Adjusting the size of the "Drag Elements Here" box

Hi, I recently changed my old theme to a "flexible header" theme and have found that the "Drag Elements Here" box in the header is too small to allow having text or an image (any element for that matter) come anywhere close to the sides of the page. I'll try and describe my exact problem which , I would think, others have already experienced. In the header section, I have a background image. On top of that, in the "Drag Elements Here" box, I have placed my logo in the center, with a text element on either side (six words in each). My problem is that the texts are much too close to the logo and I can't center the text elements between the logo and the edge of the page, which makes it look out of balance. Is there a way, using code perhaps, that I can adjust (increase) the size of the dashed "Drag Elements Here" box? If not, this would be a very helpful  addition in a future update. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Adjusting the size of the "Drag Elements Here" box

You could drag spacer elements in between your logo and each text element, then adjust the width of the columns to position them better. To adjust the width, click on one of the vertical dividers you see between elements and drag it. It normally will snap to certain pre-set intervals, though you can hold down shift while you drag for full control.

 

 

- Adam
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Re: Adjusting the size of the "Drag Elements Here" box

Hi Adam, thanks a lot for the reply. I had already tried adding spacers as you suggested but because we are working with a predefined width (the width of the "Drag Elements Here" box),adding spacers only serves to narrow the columns available for text, thus making it so I either have to reduce the font size (looks bad) or stretch the columns vertically which also looks bad. Either way, I still cannot center the text between the logo and the edge of the page because the box boundary stops quite a ways from the edge of the page. The ability to move the text farther to the right or left is still hindered by the unmovable box boundaries. Why the "Drag Elements Here" box is not size adjustable or at least made larger is puzzling. More flexibility in where elements can be placed on a background would be a huge improvement. Thanks again.