My application includes a simple table/grid view, that is initally populated with money values by an automated calculation.
Users will usually just take the values as they are, but they have the option to override any value by highlighting and overwriting the cell content. There also is an action to regenerate all values (modified ones will be reset).
Problem: everything is plain text and modified values look exactly like generated values. What are my options to indicate this?
/To sum up the answers so far, feasable possibilities for indication are:
- font styles
- font color
- background color
Many are tending to italic text for indication. This minimalistic, unobtrusive approach might be right one, but I'm still not sold to it, until I see some more research or real-world examples.