Events can have their appearance properties individually modified
from the Appearance tab of the
Event Editor window.
- Custom event appearances will override associated
calendar, category, priority, and location appearances.
- Events can have day background colors or images. The day
background will appear in the Month
view, on the date of the event.
- If the Appearance Option has been set to allow
customized appearances for individual events, event
appearances can also be changed by clicking the event in the
Calendar View and then using
the Appearance Toolbar.
- The Appearance tab name will be bold
for events that have custom appearances or day backgrounds.
Specifying a Custom Appearance
To specify a custom appearance, select the Appearance tab of the
Event Editor window and click the checkbox. The tab will update
to enable selection of the following custom appearance
- Splash - The Splash button will
generate a random appearance. You can click it several times
until you find a combination of colors that you like.
- Font name/style - These controls enable
the font, size, and style (bold, italic,
underline) to be modified.
The font size values are in points. The bold, italic,
and underline styles can be toggled using the B, I, and U
- Text color - This is the font color. To define a custom color,
click the "More Colors..." button, below the list of
This will result in a Color dialog being displayed, where a
custom color can be defined.
- Background colors - These are the
background colors. You can select a primary background
color as well as a secondary color. These will be
blended together using the specified gradient style.
Background colors can be set to "Transparent" if you don't
want the event block to be colored.
- Gradient style - This is the gradient
style to be used in blending the two background colors.
It also serves as a preview of how the event will appear using the current settings. To
select or preview other gradient styles, click the drop-down
Resetting a Custom Event Appearance
To remove a custom event appearance, uncheck the box on the
Appearance tab, or right-click the event in the
Calendar View and select the
"Reset Event Appearance" command.
Day backgrounds can be linked to events using the "Day
Background" box on the Appearance tab. See the
documentation for more detail.