Sheets: Editing a Single-Line field gives me these hard to read ghost letters

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Here’s an example. I noticed it when I created a sheet from the Books template.

I feel like I’m doing something wrong… Should I just change the fields to Multi-line?

I’m running version 3.8.6, if that helps. Thanks!

Which version of macOS do you use?

I think you identified the problem. I was using my MacBook that I updated to macOS 13 Ventura. I just tested it on my other MacBook on macOS 12.4 Monterey and I didn’t get these “ghost letters.”

I’m not a software developer, but it must be annoying having to update software everything things break with a new system update!

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Unfortunately Apple ships major updates as scheduled but not necessarily when they’re complete & stable and therefore more and more frequently workarounds/changes are necessary.

Anyway, we’ll investigate this issue.


Confirmed here in 13.1 beta and our internal build.

Added a new record to an existing sheet and typed into the Name field (Single-Line Text)


This also occurs when selecting the field to edit again. When not selected it appears normally.

And fixed.

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