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    Can't navigate WYSIWIG with mouse in HTML editor

    I don't know if it's me or the latest version - 7565/5566.

    If I open an existing A5w page with the HTML editor, I can edit it OK in Source view - which is my default. Mouse works normally.

    However, when I switch to WYSIWIG, the mouse stops working. I can navigate around the page with the keyboard arrows, but not the mouse.

    Any pointers will be greatly appreciated.

    It seems to work okay for me Larry.
    Alpha Anywhere v12. Build 9192-5707 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V


      On further investigation, it looks like my tables are the issue...

      I now see that I can use the mouse to place the cursor anywhere within text on the page, unless that text is in a table cell. A left click in a table cell fails to place the cursor in the chosen spot


        As an update to the problem, I have now created a new A5w page, inserted a table with 3 rows and 3 columns.

        I can position the cursor in the 'A1' cell and type normally. If I now hover and Left click over the 'A3' cell the cursor does not position itself in the selected cell.

        I can only select cells in the left hand column of the table. Even when I attempt to select a cell on the right hand side of the table, the cursor defaults to the left hand cell of that row.

        I appreciate that I am probably the only person who creates A5w page layouts via tables, but this problem now means I cannot create new pages.


          Can I ask a small favour please? Could you create a new .a5w page and then add a 3 columns by 3 rows table. Now type a few characters into the top left hand cell and then type a few more into the top right hand cell. I can't do this.

          On my old Win 7 Pro PC with AA 7086/5534 it works perfectly on any table in any page in my application.

          However, on my Win 10 Pro Laptop with AA 7564/5566 the cursor will only appear in the top left cell of the table. (My Alpha data and WAS is stored on a separate PC, but with the same build number).

          Because all of my .a5w pages are built in and around tables, this glitch renders my Alpha Anywhere totally unusable.



            I've tried to do as you ask but I'm not certain what to expect as I never design this way using wysiwig mode.
            Have a look at the video ... when I try to enter data into the cells in this mode it does some pretty weird auto scaling of the cell columns and it 'seems' I can only put data into one column at a time.


            Was this what you are looking for?
            Alpha Anywhere v12. Build 9192-5707 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V


              Wow! Yes, and thanks very much indeed - that's exactly what I was looking for!

              It proves that it's not just me! For loads of years I've been entering characters and/or objects into table cells, but now I suddenly can't. I was convinced that it was an Alpha bug - but I was full of self-doubt as I am prone to making silly errors...

              I will now get this reported and hopefully I will be back in business soon.

              Once again, thank you so much for taking the time to help me with this - Alpha couldn't have existed without guys like you


                I know exactly what you mean .. happens to me all the time. Glad to help.
                Alpha Anywhere v12. Build 9192-5707 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V


                  I'm pleased to say that the latest build (7715) fixes the above bug - hurrah!

                  I'm also very pleased that the latest build sorts my other recent problem - PDF reports ignoring filters and producing multi-page reports when they should have been one or two line reports - which was stopping me from issuing customer statements.

                  So its all systems go...


                    Its a good feeling..
                    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
                    Albert Einstein, (attributed)
                    US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)


                      Woohoo !!! Glad it's sorted out.
                      Alpha Anywhere v12. Build 9192-5707 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V


                        Oops! Now on build 7902 and the problem is back again :-(
                        I'll advise the bug accordingly - which is what fixed the problem last time.


                          Are you still having issues?

                          I am having a similar issue.
                          I have a index page with a table that has 4 columns with general info and a picture.
                          I occasionally need to insert a hyperlink and this issue makes it very difficult.
                          I am using 7902_5613 and there is a newer version 8099_5641, released on 3/24/22.