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20 Minute Translation Makeover - Look & Feel


20 Minute Translation Makeover

Look & Feel Improvements

The Sesame Q&A Translator faithfully reproduces your Q&A form layout. However, once in a Windows™ environment, many users decide that the DOS look is reproduced a bit too faithfully. Fortunately, getting rid of the 16 color look is both easy & fun.

1.
  Open your form in Design Mode.

2.
  Remove the Q&A Line Draw characters by right-clicking on the Form and selecting Delete Q&A Drawing Characters.

3.
  Increase the width and height of the form by clicking on the form and pressing Shift-Down or Shift-Right on your keyboard.

4.
  Right-click on the Form and choose Select All Elements on Form.

5.
  With all of the elements selected, use the Color tab of the Property Editor to set the back/fill color to white.

6.
  Use the Color tab of the Property Editor to set the label color of the elements to black.

7.
  Use the Color tab of the Property Editor to set the text color of the elements to black.

8.
  Left-click once on the form to deselect the elements. Use the Color tab of the Property Editor to set the back/fill color of the form to any color other than black or white.

9.
  Right-click on the form and choose Select All Elements on Form.

10.
  Select the Position tab of the Property Editor. Increase the amount of space between the rows of elements by selecting More in the Vertical Space dropdown.

11.
  Increase the height and width of the selected elements by pressing Shift-Down and Shift-Right on your keyboard.

12.
  Select the Look tab of the Property Editor and select Down from the Box Style dropdown.

13.
  Select Save Layout Design from the Commands menu at the top of the menu panel on the right side of your screen.