You should always use clearly contrasting colors for your text and background colors. This makes your form easier to read and understand.
While you cannot change the color or symbol used by the focus indicator, it is possible to modify the default colors of the mandatory and invalid fields. For example, some form designers prefer to use a brighter color to indicate mandatory fields.
You should always use clearly contrasting colors for your text and background colors. This makes your form easier to read and understand. Additionally, you should make sure your text and background colors are clearly different than the colors the Viewer uses to display the focus indicator and highlight mandatory and invalid fields. By increasing the contrast of mandatory fields, the designers ensure that the mandatory fields are readily visible to all sighted users.
By default, the Viewer shades mandatory fields in yellow and invalid fields in red. The focus indicator is always black. The following list shows the RGB triplet for these reserved colors:
255 255 208
255 128 128
"Focus Indicator" Black
0 0 0
You should either use a page background color that provides adequate contrast from these colors, or choose new contrasting colors to indicate the mandatory or invalid status of items.
The following diagrams show part of the same form, but with different page background colors. Note how the text entry area of the mandatory field seems to disappear when item borders are off and the page's background color is set to Lemon Chiffon (255 250 205).
You can make changes to the default mandatory and invalid colors by adding ufv_settings
to the form global:
Exceptions to this practice
As of PureEdge-branded Viewer 6.2, users with visual disabilities can choose to override form color settings with high contrast operating system colors. If this option is used, the Viewer automatically keeps a record of those colors so that the appearance of the document, when signed, can be recreated.