After upgrading our datasource and Explorer clients to XX.3.140, we have noticed a very odd occurrence when populating custom built document attributes:
Once you make a selection or change in the field(s), it will 'strikethrough' on the header. In Version XX.1.167, it will 'Italicize' & put an asterisk (*) at the end of the header. None of these are existing issues with XX.3.49..
My questions is, what benefits are there to adding such a feature and why has it not been addressed in any release notes/updates?
All answers will be helpful here.
Our organisation is also experiencing this random behaviour on PCs with both the .140 and .167 clients installed. Mix of both Win7 and Win10 x64 OS
What would be a good way to show that a) that an attribute has been updated and b) is required?
This "feature" shows an attribute was modified during document creation. This example being a simple 4 field dialog, this feature is probably not very necessary. We have customers with 100s of fields on that screen, a lot of which are auto filled in. In this case, some type of feedback to the user would be a good thing. The strikethrough font was change in the .167 release to an italics font + an * at the end of the label. The problem users ran into with that is italics fonts are longer than non-italics and users had to go back to their forms and stretch those text boxes.How about just a * at the end of the line and no font change. That still increases the length of the label but worse case, if the label is too short, the * just does not show up.