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I've read discussion in previous posts that DMS does the following: when local TextBox sections are cloned, or added the content from a previous TextBox is automatically inserted into the newly added TextBox.


This is a problem when I don't need/want to fill in the Text Content part of TextBox, since unwanted content is then displayed when the Text Content section is left empty. 

My workaround is to add a character such as a period that matches the background in the Text Content part of the section like this:

<span style="color:white">.</span>

But, my clients who do want to update their own sites, and don't want to have to remember to do this get quickly frustrated.


Is there a better option to make sure cloned content is not shown in empty Text Content? Or, is this behavior slated for a revision in an update?






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James B

Hi Bruce


Where is the textbox in the layout? If you have this placed within the template area then you can create a new custom page template which uses the textbox in the layout only for the pages you want it to appear. You can create another template without the textbox for all the pages you don't want the textbox to appear.

Kindly search the forum and read the documentation before posting. It will help you resolve many issues.

For CSS help be sure to check out W3Schools first and be sure to download FireBug for FireFox for troubleshooting.

James B

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James B,

The Textboxes are in the template area. But the problem is that I use TextBoxes in a way that sometimes leaves either the Title or the Text Content fields of TextBox empty. Then what happens is DMS places text from another TextBox in these fields that I want to stay empty.  


So, is there a way to keep the unwanted "placeholder" text from appearing when I leave a blank field, other than putting in an "invisible" character as I mention above?





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Hi Bruce,


I have reported this to our issues tracker on your behalf, as what you say above make sense.

Please search our forums, before posting!

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