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Default font and textbox size in Edit Form

To increase the flexibility and ease by whcih PowerApps can develop for desktop and non-mobile platforms, it would be a good idea to set the default font and textbox sizes when creating forms (rahter than having to come back after the fact and change these values for each datacard one by one manually--or perhaps add a Text Size property for Form controls.

Status: Planned

Generally improving theming is something we'll be working on over the next several months. While we are a ways from arbitrarily setting your own master font/text styles, we have recently added some improved themes that are meant to work better on the web, specifically when embedding in SharePoint, and may address some of these concerns.

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Advocate IV

I'm not sure I understand why this idea cannot be voted on.  Why is this?  This development will GREATLY improve both the rapid development and adoption of complex and powerful enterprise-level apps.  It takes too muich time to change the sizes of all the fonts and controls one-by-one ESPECIALLY after creating and populating a form with fields from a data source.

Anonymous
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 I vote for this, I am tired to go on each field manually, 

Better though, I suggest that there is a proper start setting screen with all the default variables for controls.

or at least for cards use for subsequent cards the same parameters like the first cars like in Gallery.

or leak the defaults variables names and let them modifiable with Set(xx,yyy)

Happy New year

 

 

 

 

 

Anonymous
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I'm creating a new form for a SharePoint list and faced with the prospect of updating the font size for each column does NOT thrill me. Smiley Frustrated

 

I'm finding that it's not just the font size we need to consider, but also the card size.  When you modify the size of the font, the card retains its original dimensions. This makes the card & column controls look cartoonishly too large for the font.  We lose a lot of screen real estate due to this issue as well.

 

Is there a quick and easy way to update the overall siziing of each card + the associated font?  Honesly, the OP's idea of a SharePointForm1 level font control that also adjusts the cards would be very helpful.

 

Cheers!

New Member

I'm trying to create a rule or set default text in a text box to say a specific word, i.e. - if a person selects a button to create a new dashboard that the Title card text defaults to the word "Dashboard Request". I am able to change it to view only so that the end user cannot change the text but I cannot get it to default to the text that I've specified. It just comes over blank. Can someone here help?

Power Apps
Power Apps
Status changed to: Planned

Generally improving theming is something we'll be working on over the next several months. While we are a ways from arbitrarily setting your own master font/text styles, we have recently added some improved themes that are meant to work better on the web, specifically when embedding in SharePoint, and may address some of these concerns.

Advocate I

The business with font sizes are - I'm sorry - but crap. I push "Customize Form" and font sizes in that come up in the out-of-the-box form are all over the map. Some are so small I can hardly read them. Others are so large the text is cut in half by the box even though there is MASSIVE amount of white space on the card. The amount of putzing it takes to make this look decent is absolutely insane. 

 

I'd show you a screenshot, but there's no upload pictures or attachments button.

 

And don't even start me on performance and the amount of time it takes to use this thing.  InfoPath wasn't the best, but it was pretty easy to use and at least it could make an out of the box form that looked decent in about 30 seconds. PowerApps is a massive downgrade in useability as far as ordinary business users go.

Regular Visitor

jupp, please, need, urgent 

Anonymous
Not applicable

No response to lots of crutial problems, I abandoned Powerapps

Frequent Visitor

This is really important.

Kudo Kingpin

At the end of the day, even with all the technical glitches and things that don't work the way they should, this is the issue that will cause us to stop using PowerApps.

 

As another person mentioned, just to get a form up to the bare level of usability so it doesn't appear to have been created by a two-year old takes a tremendous amount of time. I work in a large organization and the processes we support are complex. It is not uncommon for a form to require hundreds of fields. I'm tired of trying to explain that this will take many, many hours of work because everything has to be changed one, by one, by one when they can spin up a Qualtrics survey form in about five minutes and have it work perfectly on mobile and desktop.

 

I just worked for two days to replace an old Access database with a PowerApps app... the data structure is not a problem, the one to many relationship between a few tables is simple enough. After fooling around for hours with the forms, I'm just about ready to call it quits and move to something that can support this important process properly and not look like a toy "app".