Text Disappears Behind Background Elements

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...I am having trouble getting text boxes to stay visible.  They keep disappearing behind other elements (container boxes and/or shapes) and I cannot get them to stay visible no matter how many times I click "bring forward" on the text box or click "send backwards" on the element behind it.  I have tried different docking options and any other formatting I can think of.
...Can anyone suggest why this is happening and how to make it stop?  It's VERY frustrating!
Thanks!
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I just called in with my problem and found that my text boxes were disappearing probably because I had too many element layers beneath it.  Hmmmmm, oh well, I'll just have to go back and see if I can simplify my design a bit.
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Oh interesting. I have not personally seen issues with layering like that. What elements are you having trouble with specifically so I can take a look?
Your site is looking great, by the way!
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Ah. This is because a "Box" element isn't just a box to create a shape. That is what the rectangle under "Shapes" is for. A box is a much more complicated element in the builder that houses other elements as a "container".If some of your elements aren't recognized as being placed in the box, they will be covered by the elements that are. I would delete the "Box" elements and replace it with a shape with the same color. That should fix that issue, as layering is not a problem in this builder, but boxes do throw things off sometimes. Now, if you click on the box and delete it, all the elements within will be deleted so I recommend moving elements out of the box first. IF you decide to use the box still, it HAS to be the bottom layer and please just make sure that when you are placing an element in the box, you see it say "Add to Box" and you should be able to move the box and all elements move with it.
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Excellent advice Elyzabeth.  I thought it might have something to do with the "box" which I thought I was using to hold all of the other elements in place.  This is an ongoing educational process and I am enjoying learning as many details as I can.  In SiteBuilder I did lots of workarounds and "fudging" with things I didn't understand and it pretty much worked as long as I locked everything in place.  I am trying very hard to do it right this time around!
Thanks again!
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Oh, one more thing... now I have another question... in what case would I use a box/container?
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In a case like this, where you have a set of elements that need to go together. You just have to be careful on the setup though. Boxes aren't really for decoration purposes, so I might recommend creating a big box, with no background color so it is transparent, THEN add all of the color rectangles, buttons, text, or other elements. Just make sure when you are placing the element, you see it say "Add to Box"
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Ok great, Thanks!

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