I have a form in the system I am currently working on which loads in a dialogue window within the system. The form is about 3 times the length of the window it shows in, which obviously scrolls.
I have the Submit/Cancel buttons placed as the last element in the last column of the form.
I have been asked by people within the project to make the buttons float at the bottom of the dialogue so that they can be clicked at any time regardless of whether the user has scrolled down.
I can see that this is flawed because users don't get an idea for the full scope of the form however the decision that it's better is almost unanimous amongst non UX people.
UX is about making the user's experience as comfortable as possible. As these are none-UX people suggesting this shall I assume this is what most users would want?
What would you recommend as a UX advisor? Floating buttons or forced scrolling?