Conditional formatting text colour is not applied when it should be.

Discussion created by anothersmurf on Jul 12, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 12, 2017 by TSGal

Product and version (e.g. FileMaker Pro 14.0.3) Filemaker Pro Advanced 16.0.2

OS and version Mac 10.11.6

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Hardware Mac Pro

Description If conditional formatting is used to set the colour of text in a field, that formatting is not applied if the text has a colour applied to it.

How to replicate

1. Create a text field.

2. Put the text field on a layout. Apply conditional formatting that gives the text a colour if not isempty(Self). (In other words, the conditional formatting colour should always apply. Not a real world example, but good for testing.)

3. Type some text in the field, and exit the field.

4. See that the conditional formatting colour is applied as expected.

5. In the field, select the text and apply a colour. Exit the field.

6. See that the conditional formatting colour is being ignored.

Workaround (if any)

If you use some other (or additional) kind of conditional formatting, such as background colour, that works as expected. It's only text colour that fails to be applied.