Formatting options on data entry field
I have a slide with several numeric data entry fields on it, and I am finding that formatting options are ignored, or they are applied, but don't 'stick'. For example:
- I select some text entry fields, and click the 'center text' option on the Home menu. This appears to work.
- Next I right-click and choose Format Shape (still with several entry fields selected) I set my text box options as I wish - Shrink text on overflow, 0px margin on all sides, wrap text OFF.
- I preview the slide and enter text in the text entry fields. If I enter too many characters, they simply scroll off the left of the field, and I can only see the last few characters that were entered. (these are very small - users are only expected to enter 2-3 characters in each)
Since the autofit options are clearly not working, I try to resize the text. When I do this, the text is magically left-aligned again. When I reapply the alignment, it sometimes sticks. Sometimes simply clicking on the field is enough to change the alignment from centered to left-aligned.
So my question is this:
Can I apply autofit and alignment options to data entry fields, and if so, how?
Bonus question: why might this NOT be working for me now?