asterisk text too small
any way to increase the size of the asterisk in a text field,
the asterisk gets lost.
It's possible--from selecting the text in a text field and using the formatting tool bar to up the font size, to using the formatting function: TextSize to specify a different font size for just this one character in a script or calculation:
Substitute ( YourTextHere ; "*" ; TextSize ( "*" ; 20 ) )
will replace every * in your text field with the same character formatted to be font size 20.
Substitute (Password::Password ;"*";("*" 20))
I am getting a pop up too many ") or ("
I did get this accept the code as I left out the TextSize code but it still does not make the font any larger.
And how did you implement it? with a calculation field, auto-enter calculation or ???
This screen shows the upper field formatted with an auto-enter calculation (clear the "do not replace existing value" check box.) While the lower field has the same text with no auto-enter calculation.
I tried to do this under conditional formatting which I guess it why its not working. Where should this line exist?
See Phil's advice above -
"This screen shows the upper field formatted with an auto-enter calculation (clear the "do not replace existing value" check box.)"
This is done in the field definition Options, auto enter tab, look below, the calculation is entered after selecting the option of a calculation - and clear the checkbox he indicates.
This cannot be done via conditional formatting.
Seems to be apply only to newly entered values and is doing the entire field not just the "*"
Got it to work at least with newly entered data.
Any way to push * down from the upper position with the larger font is moves the entire value down about half way due to the box size in the portal
Yes, it only applies to newly entered data unless you force an update as shown here: Updating values in auto-enter calc fields without using Replace Field Contents
If you are getting the entire field with a larger font size, better check what you wrote. See my screen shot to show what you should be getting.
Please note that the * character is defined in fonts to be presented as a "superscript", elevated above the text baseline. My function does not change that aspect of how the font is displayed.
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