Change the color of the recipient role fillable fields in a document (template)
Ability to change the color of the fillable fields / Changing the role fields color: change the color of the fillable fields / Change the color of the recipients in document
Hi. Thank you so much for reaching out about this and sharing your perspective. While we currently don’t offer this feature, we are developing something similar that addresses the most common feedback related to field colors - confusion with similar colored fields.
While this enhancement does not allow you to pick the colors for assignees, it will ensure that no two assignees will have similar colored fields.
The new color palette will be available in one of our upcoming releases. We will be communicating it through our product newsletter, via alerts inside PandaDoc and here on our idea portal.
Holly Fabrow commented
In the interim could you code the application to not select any sort of similar colors within a template. It's currently coded to be similar colors and that just seems like a miss or just lazy coding. At a minimum this should generate very different colors for the different roles without making the end user have to manually change them...now or in the future.
InterSign University commented
Critical for clients with visual disabilities. Thank you.
Robin Angemi commented
How can I tell that my field are assigned correct when both Roles are purple?
Ned Schoenfeld commented
Very often the color of the signatures is either not different at all or hardly different. This should be changeable by the document author in pandadoc on either a doc or a template.
Peter Naughton commented
This should be a no-brainer. The only way I can imagine 2 signers get assigned the same color: PandaDoc must be picking colors at random for each document.
(a) drop the randomness and make it so that signer 1 is always red, 2 is blue, 3 is dark yellow, 4 is green, etc. or:
(b) install some code so that each time the "random color picker" runs, it checks to see if the color is already in use, and if so, it runs again until each signer has their own unique color.
It's not rocket science. It's actually borderline shameful that this request is now rounding the corner of 3 years old and it hasn't been implemented yet.
Angelica Lapat commented
Ability to change the field color for signers
Hiep Nguyen commented
It would be great if we could designate the same color scheme by default. For example, the first signer is red, the second is blue, the third is green, etc. If there is only one signer, then red.
Brett Scharf commented
For those who do not know, the contact appears to be assigned color based on the email address that's entered - no matter how many times you delete the contact and recreate it with the same email address.
However, a workaround is to add "+" before the @ symbol in an email address. For instance, if you want firstname.lastname@example.org to be a signer, make the contact email@example.com for the color to change and for the email to still reach the recipient. You can test emailing yourself with "+" if you'd like. I can confirm that adding a "+" did change the color for a contact so my two signers now have different colors assigned so they know what they're each responsible for.
Brett Scharf commented
I repeatedly have the same color assigned to both signers of a document. Please fix this confusing setting!
Amanda Kitchens commented
This isn't remotely disability friendly- the colors often show up so that it's impossible to differentiate for someone that's color-blind.
But that's being kind. I mean the default colors are nearly impossible to tell apart without color blindness. RED and PINK for signing roles generated back to back? Yikes.
Honestly, the lack of basic functionality is so frustrating.
Kristin Held commented
DocuSign has this and it's super helpful when I need several people signing ONE document. I do this with Shareholder Meeting when not everyone can be present.
JMP Accountants commented
Often it happens that two different signee's get allotted the same colour. This makes applying signing tabs more confusing, especially when both people have to input information on the same page. So far i've seen it happen with purple and red. When sending a large volume of documents, this increases our risk of costly mistakes.
AdminSonia Serra (Admin, PandaDoc) commented
Hi Team, sometimes the system creates very similar colors for each role we create. Is it possible to have the possibility to create select the colors ourselves? This would avoid similar colores and let me manage the color for any color blind user.
Bill Steele commented
With all of the features baked into here, this is honestly kind of ridiculous that it cannot be changed. Lock it down at the Template level like you do with Approvers if need be. Or if they HAVE to be randomly selected when the document is created, then create some code that assigns colors that are opposite on the color wheel. Just do something with it please.
AdminAnonymous (Admin, PandaDoc) commented
change the color of the fillable fields
sometimes it chooses a good color that stands out (example a red or green checkbox) and other times it chooses light brown or a color that doesn't look good or get attention.
It would be great if we could change the colors of the signature boxes, etc. We work with a lot of schools and it would be a nice touch to be able to use their school colors.
Elizabeth Castillo commented
Since there is an auto assign foe the color that is chosen for recipients, clients, etc sometimes the colors are SUPER close and then you have to actually hover over the field to see who it is assigned to versus being able to use the visual colors.
My suggestion is to allow us to assign colors.
AdminKamari Ross (Admin, PandaDoc) commented
Client wants the ability to change colors of the roles
This can cause issues with visually ensuring your fields are correct and mapping to the correct person. At minimum, making it possible to ensure every recipient has a different color would be a huge help. Thank you!
Cooper Nagy commented
IT'S BEEN 2 YEARS, MAKE THE CHANGE ALREADY