Hi - I posted this as a reply in another thread, but feel it deserves it’s own. I believe this would be a huge time saver for many people, with just a small change to the way Text fields reference objects.
The text fields are a great tool - they just need one small UI tweak which hopefully would make them much quicker and easier to use. Currently they are annoying and unwieldy - I have to start the function process from scratch every single time, even if I just want to copy the same text fields I have set up to apply to another object.
This would make the tool so much easier to use, and could work on multiple objects at once. For example:
If i copy the selected group of texts (all of which reference attributes of the detail frame above) I should be able to then simply click on ‘select object’ then select a different frame and all 3 would update. Quick and easy! If there was more than one possible clickable object type (eg. select detail object) these could both be displayed and the user could click on either.
In the existing method for this example, to simply change each text takes 6 clicks, and additionally whatever’s already in the text field needs to be manually deleted. It’s very time consuming and laborious. With this change it takes two. So to change these 3 texts currently would take 21 clicks(!) vs. just 3 clicks if it was changed.
Finally - it would be good if you could see a preview of how the text will appear in the sheet, instead of (or as well as) the formula.
Is this something that could be achieved?