I notice that when I try to edit in sources either the citation name or page number the cursor does not move as expected but stays where the edit was first started, so if I shorten a description by abbreviating a word the cursor does not move to the next space after the abbreviation but now appears in the middle of the next word. This means I need to check and re-edit every edit. Is this a bug and if so has it been reported already?
I haven’t seen anything reported on this. Are you on a PC or Mac? Can you describe in more detail how you are moving the cursor?
Thank you for following this up. I am on PC (Windows 10). An example of what I am trying to describe is: I go to sources, I go to a citation, I go to page number (which in my case happens to be identical to citation name). I have previously written ‘‘Registration District’’ followed by the name of the District. I want to shorten ‘‘Registration District’’ to ‘‘RD’’. So I highlight the words with the cursor by moving the mouse & press Delete on the keyboard. This deletes ‘‘Registration District’’ but the cursor instead of staying put moves to a place in the following word.
This is not happening elsewhere in RM9.03 or in other programmes. Are you able to replicate this?
Good find. I am able to replicate this on a mac running the latest OS and RM9.0.3. To add a bit more detail, you are most likely using a source derived from the Freeform template with a Citation Detail field labelled as Page Number. However, this cursor movement problem can be generalized when using the Delete key to delete a portion of the existing text of any Source or Citation Detail field that does not use the Edit Note module, including the Source name and Citation Name fields. Upon deleting the highlighted text with the delete key, the cursor jumps to maintain it’s left justified position in the field - ie it advances an amount equal to the number of characters that have been deleted.
Edited: to include all source fields that do not use the Edit Note module.
You are correct I am using the Freeform template. Thank you for adding greater clarity to my description and replicating the problem. Hopefully it will get fixed in an update.