Custom Layouts

The Custom Layouts command allows you to change data entry layouts, printed forms or reports.

LAYOUT BASICS
        Custom Layout Basics | Opening Layouts | Layout Types | Menu commands

CHANGING SPECIFIC LAYOUTS
        Data Entry Layouts | Estimate Dimensions | Location Dimensions
        Printed Forms | Reports

CUSTOM LAYOUT FEATURES
        Adding Text | Alignment | Border and Fill Palettes
        Changing Text | Drawing Tools | Front and Back Order
        Grid | Layout Size | Page Placement | Pasting Graphics
        Simple Graphics | Text Formats | Company Logo

FIELD FORMAT OPTIONS
       Adding Fields | Field Borders | Date & Time Format | Number Format | Adding Buttons

Website Info Links
       Accounting Software | Business Management Software

RELATED TOPICS
       Calculations | Dimensions | Printed Form Layouts | Report Layouts

Custom Layout Basics

Goldenseal lets you change the appearance of just about anything.  Use the Custom Layout command to do that.

A layout is usually made up of several graphic objects. You can include any of the following in a layout:

  • Data Fields-- for stored data that may be text or a number. A field displays whatever value has been entered into it-- similar to the parts you fill in yourself, on a pre-printed form. In a data entry form, you'll be able to type values into fields. In a printed form or report, fields show data from a record.
  • Graphics-- lines, boxes, patterns or pictures. Graphics can make the layout more understandable and easier to use.
  • Tables-- spreadsheet areas that show data in rows and columns.  In a data entry form, you can enter data into tables.  In a printed form or report, tables show the data that you've already entered.
  • Text Labels--  static text that can't be changed on a form.  You can use it to identify the contents of a field, or just make the layout more understandable.

Opening Layouts

To open a custom layout, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Custom Layouts from the Options menu, and choose one of the submenus.
  2. Click on the popup menu at upper left, and choose a specific layout.

Types of Layouts

You can change any of the following layouts:

  • Accounts-- The basic data entry screen for each class of Account.
  • Dimensions-- the measurements that you enter into an Estimate.
  • Location Dimensions-- the measurements that you enter into an Estimate for each location.
  • Lists-- The data entry screens for lists such as payment terms and sales tax.
  • Transactions--  The data entry screens for transactions such as estimates, purchases and sales. In a few cases you can add optional fields, though you probably won't ever need to change these layouts.
  • Printed Forms-- The printed forms that are printed from each type of transaction via the Print Forms command. You can create up to twelve different printed forms for each type of transaction.
  • Reports-- The reports that you see in the Reports menu.

Selecting Layouts

To choose a specific layout to work on, use the popup menu at the upper left corner of the window. For transactions, printed forms and reports, there is also a second popup menu that allows you to work on specific forms.

Saving Layout Changes

To save changes that you make to a layout, choose Save from the File menu.

To close a layout without saving changes, choose Close from the File menu.  When you are asked whether to save changes, choose Don't Save.

Selecting Layout Objects

To select a layout object, click on it. The selected item will be marked with squares at its four corners.
To select more than one layout object, hold down the shift key as you click on each new item.

Another way to select more than one layout object is to click in a blank part of the layout and drag a selection rectangle-- any object that is at least partly within the rectangle will be selected.
HINT-- To remove an item from a selected group, shift-click on it.

Adding Objects

To add a graphic, text or field object, follow these steps:

  1. Click in the tool palette to select the button for the type of object you'd like to add.
  2. Click in the layout near where you'd like the object to appear, and drag to the opposite corner of where you'd like the object.
  3. When you lift up the mouse button, the object will be added to the layout at that location.

Removing Objects

To remove a graphics, text or field object, follow these steps:

  1. Click in the selection tool at the top of the tool palette.
  2. Click on the object you'd like to remove. It will be marked with selection dots.
  3. Choose Cut or Clear from the Edit menu. Cut allows you to paste the object somewhere else. Clear permanently removes the object.

HINT-- If the object is a field or table that is required in the layout, Goldenseal will not let you remove it.

Moving Objects

To move a layout object to a new location in a layout, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the selection (arrow) tool at the top of the tool palette.
  2. Click on the object you'd like to move. It will be marked with selection dots.
  3. Drag it to the new location. When you release the mouse button, it will be moved.
To move several objects at the same time, follow these steps:
  1. Click on the selection (arrow) tool at the top of the tool palette.
  2. Click on the first object you'd like to move. It will be marked with selection dots.
  3. Hold down the shift key, and click on each of the other objects you'd like to move.
  4. When you've selected the last object you want to move, drag it to the new location. When you release the mouse button, all the objects will be moved.

HINTS-- If you hold down the shift key while you are dragging, it will drag only horizontally or vertically.  To make it easier to place items in even positions, go to the Format menu and turn on the Snap to Grid option.

Moving Objects between Layouts

To move a graphics or text object from one layout to another, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the selection tool at the top of the tool palette.
  2. Click on the object you'd like to remove. It will be marked with selection dots.
  3. Choose either Cut or Copy from the Edit menu.  Cut removes the object from the old layout. Copy leaves a copy there.
  4. Switch to the other layout.
  5. Choose Paste from the Edit menu.

HINT-- Fields and tables will only be pasted if they belong to both layouts.

Adding Graphics

Goldenseal allows you to paste graphic images into any layout.
HINT-- You can also paste your logo into Company Info, so it will appear on many layouts at once.

To add bit map images or other complex graphics to your layouts, follow these steps:

  1. Switch to a graphics program.
  2. Select the graphic item you'd like to use.
  3. Choose Copy from the Edit menu.
  4. Switch to Goldenseal, and open the layout.
  5. Choose Paste from the Edit menu.
  6. Move the graphic item to the desired location, and resize it if necessary.
On the Macintosh, you can paste in any graphics that are in PICT format. That includes "MacPaint" style bitmap images, and "MacDraw" style drawings.
HINT-- Many graphics programs support the PICT format.  If you want to use graphics that are not PICT, use a utility such as GifMover (www.kamit.com) to convert it to PICT.

In Windows, you can paste in bitmap images that are in .bmp, .jpg, .gif, .tiff or .psd (Photoshop) formats.

Aligning Objects

The Layout Editor makes it easy to align a group of objects along their left, right, top or bottom edges, or to center them all on the same line.  You can also make all selected objects the same width or the same height.

To align several items, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the selection tool at the top of the tool palette.
  2. Hold down the shift key, and click on each of the objects you'd like to align.
  3. Choose Alignment from the Format menu, and choose the submenu for the type of alignment you'd like to make.

Resizing Objects

To change the size of a graphic object, text block, field or table, follow these steps:

  1. Click in the selection tool at the top of the tool palette.
  2. Click on the object you'd like to remove. It will be marked with selection dots.
  3. Click on the dot at one corner of the object, and drag it.
  4. The object will be resized to fill in the new area.

Object Ordering

When two objects overlap, the front object appears in front of the back object. You can change object ordering if you'd like a different object to be visible.
HINT-- When you create new objects, they will start out in the very front.

To change the ordering of an object, follow these steps:

  1. Click in the selection tool at the top of the tool palette.
  2. Click on the object you'd like to reorder.
  3. Choose Move to Front to put the selected object in the very front. Choose Move Forward to move it forward one position. Choose Move to Back to move it to the very back. Choose Move Backward to move it backwards by one position.

Adding Fields

Some layouts include optional fields which you can add to a layout. Most of the optional fields show a calculation (you can't enter a value into them).

To add an optional field to the Customer Account layout, follow these steps:

  1. If you are still viewing a custom layout, close the layout window.
  2. Choose Custom Layouts from the Options menu, then choose Accounts from the submenu.
  3. Choose Customer Account from the Account Type popup menu at the upper left corner of the window.
  4. Click on the Field tool (beneath the rounded rectangle).
  5. Click in the layout at one corner of where you'd like the field to appear, and drag to the opposite corner.
  6. You'll see a list of fields that are not on the layout yet.
  7. Choose a field from the list, and turn on the Create Label button if you'd like the field to have a label on its left side.
  8. Click OK.
  9. The field will be added at the selected location.

HINT-- After you create a new field, drag on the center of the field to move it to a new location, or drag on a corner to resize the field.

Adding Text

To add new text to a report, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Text Tool in the tool palette on the left side of the window.
  2. Click on one corner of where you'd like the text to appear, and drag to the opposite corner.
  3. Enter the text that you'd like to show in the text block, then click OK.
  4. The new text will appear at the selected location. You can change its font, size and style, as described on the previous page.

To change the text in an existing text field, double-click on it. You'll see a text edit box where you can change the text.

Alignment

When you are creating a layout, you'll often want to have several items lined up with each other. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Select the items you'd like to align.
  2. Choose Align from the Format menu, and from the submenu, choose the way you'd like to align the items.

HINT-- If you don't like the results of the alignment, choose Undo from the Edit menu.

Background Color

To change the background color for data entry screens, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Custom Layouts from the Options menu, and choose the type of form you'd like to change.  The Custom Layouts window will appear.
  2. Choose the specific form to change from the menu at the upper left corner.
  3. Choose Background Color from the Format menu.
  4. Select the new color, then click OK.

Borders

To change the borders of a data entry field, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the field with the arrow tool.
  2. Choose Borders from the Format menu.
  3. Click on the checkboxes to set the status of the borders on each side.
  4. When you are finished setting the borders, click OK.

Company Logo

To add your company logo to a report, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Add Logo from the Format menu. The logo will appear on the screen.
  2. Click on the logo, and drag it to the desired location.
  3. To resize the logo, click on one of its selection handles (the small rectangles at the corners) and drag it to a new location.
  4. The logo will appear on the report the next time you view or print it.

NOTE-- If you have already pasted your logo into the Company Info window, it will appear on the screen. Otherwise Goldenseal will use a default logo until you paste in your own logo. When you change the logo in the Company Info dialog, it will automatically be updated on every layout where you have used it.

Custom Buttons

To add an optional button to the Customer Account layout, follow these steps:

  1. If you are still viewing a custom layout, close the layout window.
  2. Choose Custom Layouts from the Options menu, then choose Accounts from the submenu.
  3. Choose Customer Account from the Account Type popup menu at the upper left corner of the window.
  4. Click on the Button tool (bottom row left).
  5. Click in the layout at one corner of where you'd like the button to appear, and drag to the opposite corner.
  6. You'll see a list of buttons that are not on the layout yet.
  7. Choose a button from the list, then click OK.
  8. The button will be added at the selected location.

HINT-- After you create a new button, drag on the center of the button to move it to a new location, or drag on a corner to resize the button.

Changing a Button

To change the appearance of a button, double-click on it.

You'll see a button dialog (shown at right).

Turn on the Use Custom Title checkbox if you'd like to give the button a different name.

Turn off the Show Title Text checkbox to create a button with no text.

Type in Help Text that will display when the mouse is over the button.

Click the Appearance popup field to change the button's appearance. You can use any of the following button types:

  • Standard-- the "standard" button for the current operating system.
  • Rectangle-- a simple rectangle.
  • Rounded Rectangle-- a rectangle with rounded corners.
  • Icon-- a picture.
  • Transparent-- an invisible button.

For icon buttons, you can choose a fixed icon size, or have it expand to fill available space.

Click the Change Icon button to give a button a different icon.

Date & Time Format

You can change the format of any field that displays a date or time. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Custom Layouts from the Options menu, and choose one of the submenus.
  2. Open the layout you'd like to change.
  3. Select the field or fields you'd like to change.
  4. Choose Date & Time Formats from the Format number.
  5. Enter information about the date and time formats to use, then click OK.
For each date or time format, enter the following information:

Use System Default-- If you want to use the default date and time that is set by the System, turn on this checkbox. If you want to use a different format for the selected fields, turn off this checkbox.
NOTE-- When this checkbox is on, none of the other choices are available.
Day/Month/Year-- Select whether you'd like the date to start with the day (European style) or the month (US style).
Day-- Select whether you'd like single digit days to start with a zero.
Month-- Select whether you'd like single digit months to start with a zero, or whether you'd like to use the month name or abbreviation.
Year-- Select whether you'd like to display years as a two digit number or a four digit number.
Divider Mark-- Choose whether the date components are separated with a slash, a dash, or a space.
12/24 Hour Clock-- Select whether you'd like times to use a 12 hour clock (with AM and PM displayed) or a 24 hour clock.

Drawing Tools

Use the tool palette on the left side of the window to add new graphic objects to a layout.
NOTE: Some of the tools are not available in all layouts.

To select a graphics tool for a single use, click once on the icon in the palette-- it will turn gray. When you are finished, you will return to the selection (arrow) tool.
To select a graphics tool for several uses, double-click on the icon. It will turn black, and you will keep using that tool until a different tool is selected.

Selection Tool

Use the Selection tool (arrow) to select existing layout objects, so you can move them around or otherwise change their properties.

Text Tool

The Text tool creates static text that cannot be changed by users. Use it for field labels, form titles, disclaimers, and other text that is always the same.

To add a new text object, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the Text tool.
  2. Click in a blank part of the layout.
  3. Drag through the area that will include text.  When you lift the mouse button, a text object will be created.
  4. A window will appear.  Type the desired text, and click OK.


To change the wording of any text object, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the Selection tool.
  2. Double-click on the text object.
  3. Type in the new text, then click OK.

Line Tool

The Line tool creates lines. To draw a line, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the Line tool.
  2. Click at one end of where you'd like the line to be, then drag to the other end.

To draw horizontal or vertical lines, hold down the shift key as you drag.

Rectangle Tool

The Rectangle tool creates squares and rectangles. To draw a rectangle, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the Rectangle tool.
  2. Click at one corner of where you'd like the rectangle to be, then drag to the opposite corner.

To draw a square, hold down the shift key as you drag.

Rounded Rectangle Tool

The Rounded Rectangle tool creates squares and rectangles with rounded corners. To draw a rounded rectangle, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the Rounded Rectangle tool.
  2. Click at one corner of where you'd like the rectangle to be, then drag to the opposite corner.
To draw a rounded square, hold down the shift key as you drag.

To change the curvature of rounded rectangle corners, follow these steps:

  1. Double-click on the rounded rectangle object.
  2. You'll see a dialog showing the rounding radius for the corners.
  3. Choose a rounding quantity, until the sample appears the way you'd like. You can select a measurement, or choose Other and type in a radius directly.
  4. Click OK. The corner rounding radius will be applied to the rounded rectangle object.

Oval Tool

The Oval tool creates circles and ovals. To draw an oval, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the Oval tool.
  2. Click at one corner of where you'd like the oval to be, then drag to the opposite corner.
To draw a circle, hold down the shift key as you drag.

Field Tool

Use the Field tool to enter data entry fields-- it is only available for Account, List, Transaction and Printed Form layouts.

To add a new field to a layout, follow these steps:

  1. Select the form you'd like to change.
  2. Click on the Form tool in the toolbar.
  3. Click in the layout at the spot where you'd like to add the field, and drag through the area where you'd like it to be.
  4. You'll see a dialog box listing all available fields.
  5. Select a field from the list, then click OK.
  6. The field will be added at the selected location.
HINT-- You can also add custom fields to Account and Transaction layouts.

Calculated Field Tool

Use the Calculated Field tool to enter calculated fields-- it is only available for Report layouts.
NOTE-- Some fields for Accounts, Snapshots and Transactions are calculated and can't be changed-- but you still add them with the Field tool instead of this one.

To add a new calculated field to a layout, follow these steps:

  1. Select the report layout that you'd like to change.
  2. Click on the Calculated Field tool in the toolbar.
  3. Click in the layout at the spot where you'd like to add the field, and drag through the area where you'd like it to be.
  4. You'll see a dialog box listing all available calculated fields.
  5. Use the popup menu at the top of the window to choose the basic calculation type.
  6. Select a specific calculated field from the list, then click OK.
  7. The field will be added at the selected location.
To create a new calculated field, you need to be in the basic Goldenseal program rather than the Layout Editor. Choose Calculations from the Options menu, and set up a new calculator.

Table Tool

The Table tool is used to add tables to a Report layout. You don't need it for the tables in data entry forms, since those are already present on the layouts.

Button Tool

The Button tool adds buttons to accounts, transactions and list layouts. You can use buttons to show related records and perform other tasks.

Front and Back Order

When layout items overlap, the front item hides any item that is behind it.
HINT-- Each new graphic item that you add to the layout starts out in front of all other items.

To change the way graphics overlap each other, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the item to select it.
  2. To put the item behind all other items, choose Move To Back from the Format menu. To move it back by just one place, choose Move Backward from the Format menu.
  3. To put the item in front of all other items, choose Move To Front from the Format menu. To move it forward by just one place, choose Move Forward from the Format menu.

HINT-- The front-to-back order is also used in data entry layouts to determine tab order-- the order in which fields are selected when you hit the Tab key.

Grid

The Layout Editor lets you snap objects to even spacing on a grid-- which can make it easier to align objects.

To see if grid snap is being used, pull down the Options menu, and look for the checkmark next to the Snap to Grid command.

Choose the Snap to Grid menu command to turn the grid on and off.

To adjust the grid spacing, choose Grid from the Options menu.

Layout Size

To change the size of a layout, click on the bottom right corner of the layout, and drag it to a new location.

You can also choose Layout Size & Margins from the Options menu, and type in new numbers. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Size & Margins from the Options menu.
  2. You'll see a dialog box with printing details.
  3. Choose the paper size you will use for this printed form or report.
  4. Choose the orientation you will usually use. You can print portrait (taller than wide), landscape (wider than tall), or you can control the orientation with the Page Setup command.
  5. Choose the page placement-- the way you will arrange on the page.
  6. Choose the number of columns that will appear on a page. Nearly all forms use the Full Page option, but mailing and shipping labels may use two to four columns.
  7. Enter the printer margins you'd like to use. You can use a fixed margin on all sides, or you can enter Custom margins.
  8. If you are using a custom size, enter a width and height for the layout. If you are using custom margins, enter the margin for each side.
  9. When you are finished, click OK.


Line and Fill Palettes

You can use the fill and border tools at the lower left corner of the window to change the color and pattern of any layout object.

Border Pattern and Colors

To set the color, pattern and line width of the border of any field or graphic object, follow these steps:

  1. Click in the selection tool at the top of the tool palette.
  2. Click on the object or objects that you'd like to change. Each will be marked with selection dots.
  3. Click on one of the three buttons to the right of the pen   at the lower left corner of the window.

The left button lets you choose a color, if you use a color monitor.  Click on this button and drag through the palette of colors to select one.
The middle button lets you choose a pattern.  Click on this button and drag through the palette of patterns to select one.
The right button lets you choose a line width.  Click on this button and drag through the palette of line widths to select one.

Fill Pattern and Colors

To set the color and pattern of the interior of any graphic objects, follow these steps:

  1. Click in the selection tool at the top of the tool palette.
  2. Click on the object you'd like to change. It will be marked with selection dots.
  3. Click on one of the two buttons to the right of the paint bucket   at the lower left corner of the window.

The left button lets you choose a color, if you use a color monitor.  Click on this button and drag through the palette of colors to select one.
The right button lets you choose a pattern.  Click on this button and drag through the palette of patterns to select one.

Changing Color and Pattern Settings

To change the color or pattern setting, so that any graphic object you create will have a particular color, pattern, or line width, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that no objects in the Edit Layouts window are selected.  Click in a blank part of the window to remove selection dots from all objects.
  2. Click on one of the buttons to the right of the paint bucket or pen     at the lower left corner of the window.  You can set the interior color, interior pattern, border color, border pattern, or border line width, as described above.
  3. The result of the fill pattern and color is displayed in the square at the bottom of the tool bar.  Any graphic objects you create now will have this color and pattern.

Number Format

You can change the format of any field that displays numbers. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Use the Custom Layouts command to open the form or report.
  2. Select the field or fields you'd like to change.
  3. Choose Number from the Format number.
  4. If you'd like the number to display a dollar sign or other currency indicator, turn on the currency symbol checkbox.
  5. If you'd like to include text dividers for thousands and millions, turn on the Thousand Dividers checkbox.
  6. If you'd like to show pennies, turn on the Show Pennies checkbox. Otherwise only whole dollars will be displayed.
  7. To drop the final three digits of a number, turn on the Divide by 1,000 option. This option only applies to report layouts.
  8. Click on the radio button for the method you'd like to use to indicate negative numbers.
  9. If you'd like to display numbers in color, turn on the Color checkbox. Click in any of the three color boxes to set the color for positive, zero and negative values.
  10. When you are finished setting number formats, click OK.

HINT-- The exact symbols and punctuation used for currency, decimal and thousand dividers is set by your System. Use the Numbers control panel to change them.

Page Placement

To control the placement of reports or printed forms on the page, choose Size & Margins from the Options menu, and set the Page Placement and Columns options.

Page Placement

Use the Page Placement popup to determine how records are placed vertically on the page.

Choose one of the following options:

Single Page-- Records will print on a single page.  If they extend beyond the first page any extra data will be ignored.
HINT-- Use the Single Page option when you print to stock forms that are only a single page.
Multiple Pages-- Allow records to extend over multiple pages, if they have a report table that includes extra data.
2 Per Page-- Print each record on half a page.
3 Per Page-- Print three records per page.
4 Per Page-- Print four records per page.
1" Labels (10)-- Print ten records per page vertically, with a half inch space top and bottom.
1" Labels (11)-- Print eleven records per page vertically, with zero space top and bottom.
HINT-- Mailing labels are usually 10 or 11 per page vertically, and 2 or 3 across horizontally.
Other Per Page-- Print some other quantity of records per page.  You can type in a number.

 

Page Columns

Use the Columns command to determine how records are placed horizontally on the page.

Choose one of the following options:

Full Page-- Each record will extend the fill width of the page.
2 Across-- Each record will use half a page horizontally.
3 Across-- There are three records horizontally.
HINT-- Mailing labels are usually 10 or 11 per page vertically, and 2 or 3 across horizontally.
4 Across-- There are four records horizontally.

Pasting Graphics

The graphics tools in Goldenseal are limited to simple objects (text, lines, rectangles, rounded rectangles and ovals/circles).
For more complex graphics, you can add items that you have created in another program, or that you get from a clip art collection. Goldenseal can handle most common graphic formats.

To add graphics to a layout, follow these steps:

  1. Open the graphics program where the graphic was created.
  2. Select the graphic.
  3. Choose Copy from the Edit menu.
  4. Switch to Goldenseal.
  5. If the layout is not already open, choose Custom Layouts from the Options menu, and open the desired layout.
  6. Choose Paste from the Edit menu.
  7. Click on the graphic, and drag it to the desired location. If necessary, resize the graphic by clicking on a corner and dragging the corner.

Simple Graphics

To add a simple graphic rectangle to a report, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Rectangle Tool in the tool palette on the left side of the window.
  2. Click in one corner of where you would like a rectangle to appear, and drag to the opposite corner.
  3. To fill a rectangle with a color or pattern, click on the color box or pattern box that is to the right of the paint bucket (beneath the tool palette).
  4. To change the line color, line pattern or line thickness, click on the boxes to the right of the pen (beneath the paint bucket).
  5. To make a copy of a graphic, choose Duplicate from the Edit menu.
In a similar way you can add lines, rounded rectangles and ovals to the layout.

HINT-- When you single-click on a tool, it will be used only once. After that, the selector tool (arrow) is restored. When you double-click on a tool, it stays selected until you select a new tool.

Text Changes

To move and resize text, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the text block.
  2. Drag it to a new location up and to the right.
  3. To make the text larger, choose Size from the Text menu, then choose a larger size. You'll also need to click on one of the selection boxes and drag the text field so it is bigger.
  4. Choose Font from the Text menu, and chose a different font.
  5. Choose Style from the Text menu, then choose Bold.
  6. To show all of the text, you may need to resize the text block (click on a selection handle at one of the corners, and drag it).

Text Formats

You can change the font, font size, font style or alignment for any field. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Select the selection tool.
  2. Click once on the field or text object you'd like to change. To change multiple text objects at one time, hold down the Shift key and click on each object.
  3. Choose one of the text format commands from the Text menu.

You can change the following properties of any text object:

Font Choices

Choose any font from the submenu.  You can use a readable font like this one, or something wilder.

Text Size

Choose any font size from the submenu.

Text Style

Choose one of the style options from the Text menu-- including bold, italic, and

wilder choices.  You can combine several styles for even wilder effects.

To remove all style options, choose Plain from the Text menu.

Text Color


The Color command lets you set text to any of 256 colors.

HINT-- You can set number fields to show different colors when they are zero or negative.

Alignment

The alignment commands allow you to align text to the left, right or center of the field.