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.
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.