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X_RISK®

Formatting Fonts

X_RISK includes a number of useful methods for customizing its look and feel. You can customize your windows and save them in a workspace so that each time you launch X_RISK , you open the workspace and avoid having to customize each individual window’s appearance.

Follow these procedures to format fonts:

Changing Global Colors of Windows or Text

You can change many of the colors used in X_RISK.

Follow these procedures to change the color of a window or text:

To use a standard color for a window or text:

  1. From the Control Panel, click the Settings menu and choose Properties.
  2. Click the Color tab.
  3. Click the name of the color setting you want to change.
  4. Click a color from the palette.

    The Preview section displays your chosen color.

  5. Click Apply and then OK to exit.

You successfully used a standard color for a window or text.

To create and use a custom color for a window or text:

  1. From the Control Panel, click the Settings menu and choose Properties.
  2. Click the Color tab.
  3. Click the name of the color setting you want to change.
  4. From the Color section, click the Other button.

    The Color dialog box appears.

  5. Under the Custom Colors section, click the first available white box.

    Note: This ensures you will not copy a new custom color over an existing custom color.

  6. Under the Basic Colors section, click a base color to create your custom color from.

    Note: This ensures you can see your custom color as you create it.

  7. On the right side, select your custom color from the blended rainbow grid.

    The cross hairs pin-point your selection and the color appears in the Color/Solid square.

  8. Click and drag the triangle up or down the skinny luminosity grid to select the hue of your color.

    The Color/Solid square changes as you drag the triangle.

  9. Click the Add to Custom Colors button.

    Your selection in the Color/Solid square appears in the Custom colors palette on the left side.

  10. Click OK.

    On the Color tab, the Preview section displays your chosen color.

  11. Click Apply and then OK to exit.

You successfully created a custom color for a window or text.

Changing Individual Colors of Grids or Text

You can change the color of text and window backgrounds. Change the color of rows, columns, or individual cells.

To change grid text and background colors:

  1. If you want to apply the same text and background colors to the entire grid for all windows, select the window area you want to change, or click the top left-hand column heading to select the entire grid.
  2. Right-click in the window to access the context menu

  3. Click Formatting.

    The Grid Styles dialog box appears.

  4. Click the Color tab.

    Text colors display in the left palette. Background colors display in the right palette.

  5. Click a color in the displayed palette or click Other to see additional colors. You can also create custom colors.

    The color preview window displays the specified colors.

  6. Click OK to exit.
  7. To retain these changes, save your workspace.

Changing the Font Style

Change the font, outline, and size of the typeface displayed in your windows.

To change the font style:

  1. Select the area you want to change or click the top left column heading to select the entire grid.
  2. Right-click in the window to access the context menu.

  3. Click Formatting.

    The Grid Styles dialog box appears.

  4. Click the Font tab and make your changes.

    The results display in the Preview box.

  5. Click OK.

    The new font options are applied to your workspace.

  6. To retain these font style changes, save your workspace.

You successfully changed the typeface characteristics.