Problem editing a Text Label Object in a form


#1

Almost every time I edit a Text Label Object in a form, the text duplicates itself and gives this appearance:

I assume nobody else has this issue. If you have, I’d love to know how to avoid it. My only cure is to save the file, close and re-open it. It seems to occur only when the text has been grouped with a rectangle object and then un-grouped for editing.


#2

same thing here.


#3

The interesting (and perhaps worrying) aspect of this is that I recently sent a couple of databases to James - now he has the same problem as me and nobody else seems to have it.

Regular readers of this forum will be aware that I experience lots of peculiar and unique problems that nobody else can replicate.

Is it possible that I have transmitted something to James? If so, I need to be quarantined until I work out what the problem is. And if anybody has some idea of how I might address that task, I’d welcome their counsel.


#4

I can duplicate this behavior as well so it is not a viral problem with your computer. I can clear it up by only closing and reopening the form - no need to save, close & reopen.


#5

I’ve also encountered this. Close form/reopen form the work around I have been using as well.


#6

I don’t know about Text Label objects, but this sounds a lot like Bitbucket issue #252


#7

The text label issue is a graphical glitch. It (partially) results from the fact, that editing the label’s text opens an Edit mode and pushes down the text label’s contents, because a format bar is displayed additionally at the top of the window. But this push down affects the edited object only; other existing objects are not similarly pushed down, they stay where they are.

Here are examples from Michael’s Lookup Wizard.


The text duplication issue seems to differ when you open a form the first time, and when you close and reopen that form.

The first time, I got the text duplication effect, too. The second time, I got the blue editing mode as shown in my screenshot.


#8

Ihave that since the first day I use panorama X.


#9

Since this happens when ungrouping and then editing a label, simply regrouping will clean up the overwriting. Also if you just drag a new object onto the form and immediately delete it, the screen will redraw correctly again.


#10

Did anyone ever solve the text duplication/overlay issue? I am experiencing the issue as well and while I can temporarily get past it with the suggestions above, it always comes back.

I even experience the issue with the “My Mailing List” database from the Panorama Database Exchange, as seen below.

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#11

Not a solution, but another, perhaps easier, workaround:
showrectangle AREA
with an appropriate rectangle provided for the AREA parameter should redraw what you want. You can get the rectangle of an object with objectinfo( and plug it it.


#12

The optical glitch happens here, too, when I open that file (downloaded from Database Exchange), as it is: the data sheet in the background, the form “Names” in front, and then navigating through the names in the Text List object.
The glitch does not happen any more, when I close the form and reopen it.
I created a .Initialize procedure that closes the form “Names” when it is open and reopens it immediately. That seems to work.

if info("windows") contains "Names"
    window "My Mailing List:Names"
    closewindow
endif
openform "Names"