Text editor objects that can't be edited


#1

i have a db that i typically view and work with using a form, because it stores a lot of long text.
yesterday i converted it to panx and discovered i couldn’t edit values using the text editor objects.
i thought this might be a conversion problem so i rebuilt the form from scratch.
no help.
the form couldn’t be simpler: just several teo’s set to field/variable mode.
i cant edit them, cant even select them in data mode.
in data mode the form has an unusual appearance: the entire area covered by the data tile is highlighted (yellow), except for the teo that contains paragraph length text and has a scroll bar. that teo isn’t editable either.


#2

I just created a Panorama 6 form with very large blocks of text in auto-wrap, non auto-wrap (I can’t remember what that’s called - plain text?) and a Text Editor SuperObject.

The first two categories converted perfectly to Panorama X as TEOs, Text Label Objects. The TESO converted perfectly but it’s not clear to me what sort of object it is and I haven’t bothered to chase it up.


#3

In Panorama X, view as list forms are now strictly for viewing. They can no longer be used for editing. Editing must be done in the data sheet, or a single record form.


#4

I was fooling around and couldn’t duplicate your problem, but then I noticed that in the last paragraph you mentioned a data tile. I feel like I’m teaching my grandmother to suck eggs, but data tiles are used only for printing reports. If you want to edit a TESO in a form, the form should not contain any report tiles at all. Just put a TESO on the blank form and Bob’s your uncle.
5 January2018 at 9:48 AM

samrutherford
January 5
i have a db that i typically view and work with using a form, because it stores a lot of long text.
yesterday i converted it to panx and discovered i couldn’t edit values using the text editor objects.
i thought this might be a conversion problem so i rebuilt the form from scratch.
no help.
the form couldn’t be simpler: just several teo’s set to field/variable mode.
i cant edit them, cant even select them in data mode.
in data mode the form has an unusual appearance: the entire area covered by the data tile is highlighted (yellow), except for the teo that contains paragraph length text and has a scroll bar. that teo isn’t editable either.

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#5

They are also used for view as list forms.


#6

thanks, dave.

i just changed the form to individual pages.
the teo’s still cant be edited or even selected.

also, is uneditability of view as list forms considered a bug to be fixed or is it just something we have to live with?


#7

I can’t duplicate that. I opened a Panorama 6 database, that had a view as list form, in Panorama X. As expected the text editor couldn’t be edited, but after I changed it to Individual Pages, it could.

That’s its documented behavior.


#8

i started from scratch again, taking care to make the form individual pages before i added any objects, and this one works.

for what its worth, i think you should be able to edit teo’s in a view as list form.