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Changing font while typing in ES2

May 4, 2010 11:48 AM

I recently upgraded to ES2 and found what may be a major problem with the program.

 

When typing within an item on the form, I go to change the size of the font, to bold or italic, or make any other change to the text and when I am done I hit enter which should return the cursor back to where I was typing.  Instead, it does nothing and I have to click in the area with my mouse.  This returns the cursor but it returns the text back to what it was before.  I have been playing with it forever and cannot figure out a way around this.

 

So, how do you change your font, font size, or any other changes in ES2?  Without being able to do this, ES2 is worthless to me.

 
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    May 4, 2010 11:51 AM   in reply to rjrobbins2

    Just tried it in a text box and a caption and it worked fine. Can  you point out the exact steps to make it happen and what object type you are using?

     

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    May 4, 2010 12:09 PM   in reply to rjrobbins2

    Just tried it and it works fine. I typed in Email Address then changed the font size and clicked the Italics button then continued typing (my cursor never left the field). In your instructions you hit enter which causes a new line (but only one line can be shown). I think if you hit the up arrow you woudl see your original text. It is that extra enter that is causing you the grief.

     

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    May 4, 2010 12:30 PM   in reply to rjrobbins2

    I am using ES2 and I am not seeing this behaviour. When I start typing the cursor moves with it and when I select different font attributes from the font toolbar the cursor stays in the field. When I continue typing the new text I type has the new font attributes that I just selected. Are you using a different means to change the font size and styling? The cursor never leaves the text that I am typing.

     

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    May 4, 2010 12:50 PM   in reply to rjrobbins2

    Can you go under the Help menu and look at the About LiveCycle Designer and give me the version number. Also can you tell me which OS you are using? I am not seeing this behaviour. I am on 64bit Windows 7.

     

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    May 5, 2010 1:27 PM   in reply to rjrobbins2

    Each object can have its own default settings. If you want to change the settings simply make all of the changes to the object in question and when you are finished drag it from the drawing palette back into the library. It will ask you for a name. You can create a new object or if you want to replace the old one give it the same name. You will be warned that the object already exists. Go ahead and overwrite it and now when you choose that object it will have your desired settings.

     

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