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.
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.
We like the new functionality. The text strikethrough on the attribute label certainly gets your attention, however its probably not an ideal method for notifying change. * at the end of changed attributes is a good idea, however it runs into the same issue as italics.
We all know (and are familiar with) what the attribute labels mean, so to reflect a session change, could the * be added to the start of the attribute label, rather than the end? i.e. *Title1 rather than Title1* ?
Hello Bryan! Thank you so much for responding. I agree with your suggestion of just adding an * at the end of the text field & making it so that the font is not altered. I do understand that this is a feature intended to help identify changes that are made in the attribute form, but it would be nice to have a way to toggle this as an optional feature when creating these attributes.
Unless form creators are crazy and filled their data fields edge-to-edge, a user-selectable color or B&W pattern background text box rounded rect automatically added under the field and extended out by ~3 px would be more desirable. The text box would have "Modified <<field label>>" added when true so a visual impairment system would see it. Easier to see.