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Can't edit text in fillable fields

Post by H0RSE » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:42 am

As the title suggests, I am unable to format the text in the fillable fields of my document. I am able to go under form/select field and edit the properties of the field as a whole, but I need to have multiple different fonts and font sizes for the text within a single field. The text properties are greyed out for any field I try to select, making it impossible to edit the text in any way.

I know it is possible, because one field, seemingly randomly, allowed me to edit the text via the text editing tools under the format tab.

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Re: Can't edit text in fillable fields

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:59 am

Hi H0RSE,

Thanks for the post - Can you please send a sample form that shows this behaviour?

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Re: Can't edit text in fillable fields

Post by H0RSE » Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:12 am

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The pic displaying the "greyed out" status, applies to all fillable fields I select in the document, expect for the field in the second pic.

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Re: Can't edit text in fillable fields

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:42 pm

Hi H0RSE,

Thanks for those, however we'll the form itself to help further. If you don't want to upload here then you can email it directly to support@tracker-software.com, with a link back to this topic for reference.

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Re: Can't edit text in fillable fields

Post by H0RSE » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:02 am


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Re: Can't edit text in fillable fields

Post by Willy Van Nuffel » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:15 am

Hello

In the properties of the Text Field, below Options, you have the "Allow Rich Text" option that should be set to "Yes.

Additional info:

1) You can activate the Properties pane, via the View-menu > Other panes > Properties pane,
or via the View-ribbon > Panes > Properties pane.

2) To be able to modify the properties of a Text Field, you should click the Form-menu > Edit form and click the field in question,
or via the Form-ribbon > Select Fields and click the field.

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Re: Can't edit text in fillable fields

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:48 am

Hi guys,

Thanks for the tips Willy! :)

H0RSE - I'm able to edit the properties of the field and, as Willy pointed out, once the field is set to allow rich text from the field properties, I can also use the standard shortcuts (e.g. Ctrl + B for bold) to enter different text styles and can even use different fonts, within the same field.

Please make sure that this option is enabled and should solve the issue.
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Re: Can't edit text in fillable fields

Post by H0RSE » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:21 am

I knew it was going to wind up being something simple, but thank you. It was driving me nuts.

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Re: Can't edit text in fillable fields

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:10 am

:D
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