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Re: High Contrast Mode in Windows on Fire Fox


From: Michael Moore
Date: May 23, 2014 2:32PM

Thank you Andrew,

As usual you are the source of all things wise and wonderful and after 10
years I am still learning from you.

Everything worked as expected with PDF documents but I now I am getting
some strangeness with our LiveCycle forms. The form field areas are
inheriting the windows text color but not the background color for the
information entered. The form text is left as it was in the document. Are
we doing something wrong in our development process that is defeating the
foreground and background color inheritance. If you would like I can send
you a form off line.


On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 3:21 PM, Andrew Kirkpatrick < <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:

> Interestingly Adobe Reader does the same thing with documents - the
> controls for reader are displayed in high contrast and the displayed
> document is left the same as the original. More fodder for the folks who
> find PDF accessibility less than sufficient. And more fuel for me to
> continue insist that we publish all of our critical program information in
> Michael, this statement isn't exactly accurate. Reader gives the user
> choices. In the preferences for Reader and Acrobat you can choose how
> reader responds to high-contrast mode. If you select "replace document
> colors" you can set it to match the Windows color scheme, or you can choose
> a different color combination. If you choose the windows color scheme and
> then set the windows high contrast setting, you'll notice a difference in
> the PDF document content also.
> For that matter, in Firefox there is a setting in the "content" tab that
> allows you to adjust the colors for the content, and there is a checkbox
> that reads "use system colors". When checked you set the experience that I
> think you are probably expecting.
> Hope this helps,
> > > >