Text boxes on reports - improve look and feel functionality
We are providing our users with web based reports with commentary.
The commentary functionality allows for more commentary than fits in the viewable box which detracts from the usability and look and feel.
1) The box which comes up to enter text is larger than the text that will actually display. It would be good at a minimum if they matched so you could be sure that the text you typed before the scroll bar appears was going to be visible in the box on the report
2) When the text typed in the box is greater than the size of the box a popup in blue comes up when you hover over the box - this covers the rest of the content of the box and is not ideal in terms of look and feel
3) We have a workaround where we are putting in a character limit per box. This is manual as we need to work out the number of characters and assume the font size won't be changed.
The look and feel of the rich text controls are under review and should address points one and two.
Point three is not something we’re likely to be able to implement as CGETNOTE commentary is not tied to a cell, but a datapoint, so the underlying cell can be of arbitrary size. Changes made to the controls should alleviate some of the related issues, however.