Modify font color and family


I want to modify the color and family to a cascade select question but it returns error:


Can’t say if you could or should modify through the XLSForm.

Thank you in advance,


Could you explain more on this? Maybe we should be able to understand and help if it’s possible. Also, please share a screenshot of the same (so that we could understand your issue pictorially).


If you try to modify the color of the text in a cascade select from the first option y gives you an error message:

If you modify only the dependent question you do not get the same error:

Could you do this from the xlsform?


@pkhn, maybe these post discussed previously should help you solve your issue:

In addition, this post should also be helpful:

And this should also be helpful:

No luck. I followed the steps in your links and it didn’t work.


OK, could you give a clear picture of what you wish to change the colour of. Could you also share a screenshot of what is not working (and provide a picture of what you wish to see instead) so that we should be able to understand your issue pictorially.

When you import the xlsform I still get the formatting text inside the option:

Additionally, when you modify the label of the question when you export the file the column names include the formatting text:

This is the xlsform form:


OK, you could follow the markdown as outlined in this page.

I did. Thanks.

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Try it yourself:

aG5ykNNmbdvvvgHZ2P4BpB.xlsx (9.9 KB)

Maybe I am doing something wrong.

Hi @pkhn, this looks like potentially an Enketo bug. The styling works as expected in the Collect Android app :ok_hand:

EDIT: This has been intentionally done from the Enketo side, as explained here:

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Thanks. This explains why the question options do not show styling.