An Alpha Anywhere User Guide to the Desktop.
- Adding Borders and Frames
Every object in the letter layout has border properties you may set. By default, most objects' borders are invisible. To make them appear, right click on the object, select Properties... > Border from the right-click menu, and set the border properties in the Properties dialog box. If you want to create a border around two or more objects, use the Frame tool. To do this:
- Assigning a Style to an Object
Just like in a word processor, where you can assign a style to a paragraph (for example, Heading1, Heading2, Body) etc., Alpha Anywhere lets you define multiple styles for each object type. By right-clicking on an object, you can assign a style.
- Color Equation Genie
The Color Equation Genie guides you through creating logical expressions for determining font color and background color for a field. Each row represents one expression. You can use multiple rows to set several different Color Equations for the same field, which are evaluated in the same order which they appear in the Genie.
- Defining a Border or Fill Color
To select a color:
- Defining a Font, Border, or Fill Color
To select a color:
- Defining Border Style and Color
Alpha Anywhere provides an expanded definition of border styles and color. You may apply these borders to controls and layouts.
- Defining Fill Style and Color
Alpha Anywhere provides an expanded definition of fill styles and color. You may apply these fills to controls and layouts.
- Defining Shadows
You may apply shadows to many controls and layouts. To apply a shadow:
- Displaying List Box Entries in Color
To specify that the list box rows should be displayed in color, specify the font color in the owner-draw format string as follows:
- ListView with Advanced Formatting
The designer created this dialog with the List View Genie.
- Select Font Dialog Box
You can select the font dialog box by doing the following:
- Using the Color Picker
The Color Picker allows you to select very subtle colors and to create colors with RGB (Red, Green, Blue) or HLS (Hue, Saturation, Luminance) definitions.