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Ghost text is changing the caption to gray italics

mdawn50
Level 7
Level 7

I'm using this script:

form1.page17.table1.Table7.Row3.DateField6[0]::enter - (JavaScript, client)

this.fontColor = "0,0,0";

this.font.posture = "normal";

form1.page17.table1.Table7.Row3.DateField6[0]::exit - (JavaScript, client)

if (this.isNull)

{

  this.fontColor = "153,153,153"; // a gray colour

  this.font.posture = "italic";

form1.page17.table1.Table7.Row3.DateField6[0]::prePrint - (JavaScript, client)

this.format.picture.value = "";

form1.page17.table1.Table7.Row3.DateField6[0]::postPrint - (JavaScript, client)

this.format.picture.value = "";

form1.page17.table1.Table7.Row3.DateField6[0]::ready:form - (JavaScript, client)

this.execEvent("exit");

this.format.picture.value = "null{'" + this.assist.toolTip.value + "'}";

That I gratefully found at this blog: Adding Ghost Text to LiveCycle Designer forms on the adobe.cookbooks.com web site.

I can get the ghost text to work just fine, however when I just used it in a TextField, it changes the caption to the gray italic text. What is causing this and how do I correct?

Thanks,

MDawn

4 Replies
_Bruce_Robertson
Level 10
Level 10

Hi,

Setting the fontColor (which is the same as font.fill.color.value) will update the font color for the value and, if there is no specific color for the caption will update that as well.

You can either set the color for the caption in the UI, or add the following code to the ready:form event (which sets the caption font to black, normal)

this.caption.font.fill.color.value = "0,0,0";

this.caption.font.posture.value ="normal";

 

Regards

Bruce

mdawn50
Level 7
Level 7

Thank you for this solution. It does correct the color, but the text is still italics.

You mention setting the characteristics in the UI, but I’m not sure where to do that.

Thanks,

MDawn

mouslander
Level 7
Level 7

try this:

this.fontColor = "250,153,15"; //Change the font to a color

this.caption.font.fill.color.value = "0,0,0"; //Change the Caption to black

this.caption.font.posture = "normal" //change the caption to normal

this.font.posture = "normal" //change the value to normal

this.font.weight = "bold" //change the value to bold

_Bruce_Robertson
Level 10
Level 10

Hi Margaret,

Sorry about that, mouslander is right the line "this.caption.font.posture.value = "normal";" should have been "this.caption.font.posture = "normal";" without the .value bit

If you want to do this in Designer, you can with the Font palette.

Font.Palette.png

Click the little arrow and update the Value to italic and the 40% gray (153,153,153) and set the caption to black, normal.

Regards

Bruce