2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 12, 2011 12:29 PM by rjlevesque

    Why does adding a new field have it's own format?

    Chris

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      Why does adding a new field have it's own format?

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      I've been programming for months and I've just dealt with it but I am now asking the question, "Why the hell does a new field being created, generate it's own formatting?" Usually it's blue and sometimes it's related to the size of the formatting that I previously used but I've changed the format and the next new field will be something else. Maybe I'm just missing something but is there some sort of logic to this?

        • 1. Re: Why does adding a new field have it's own format?
          aammondd

          A new field will be set to whatever the default settings are. Its very easy for those default settings to be changed without realizing it. As long as nothing is selected anything you change will become the default. However if you select something and change the settings to make it the way you want that wont neccisarily become the default setting.

          One way to avoid all this is to create a pallet layout and copy and paste similar objects from there changing only those things that need to change such as field reference or script calls.  

          • 2. Re: Why does adding a new field have it's own format?
            rjlevesque

            Actually beyond that, what ever formatting properties the last selected object had is what will now be selected. So no matter what you set everything to, if you click on a purple checkbox to move it just a touch before you make that text field, then guess what...your new text field will now be purple too. Nature of the beast... =)