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How to create an editable area in a form that is prefilled with formatted text?

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Hi everybody,

in our e-recruiting system we do have a form with an editable area.

The editable area is defined by a Smart Forms text template and included in a smartform.

The template contains formatted text with smartforms styles (c.f. screenshot 1).

When I create an activity with this form based on the template  the editable area  is empty (c.f. screenshot 2).

I found out that it works if I use a very simple template text without any formatting.

However, the formatting is essential in our scenario.

Does anyone know how to create a formatted text template that can be edited in the editable area?



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Active Contributor
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Hello Jürgen,

in the IMG for eRecruiting in the correspondence subtree you will find a node for the mapping of SMARTFORM styles to HTML tags. There you have to ensure that your used styles are mapped correctly. In addition you will find a BAdI there to "fine tune" the mapping.

But to be honest this solution is not perfect so I tend to restricting the changable letter section and the fancy styles used in it to a minimum. It is no WYSIWYG editor.

Kind Regards


Former Member
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Can you check SAP KBA Note "1881683 - Text module not visible in changeable letter section (WEBeditor)".