Appearance Toolbar

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Overview

The Appearance Toolbar allows the display of calendars, events, categories, priority types, and locations to be customized. The fill color, gradient pattern, and font may be modified to visually distinguish between these elements.

  • The effect of changing an appearance from the Appearance Toolbar will depend on the "Color Events Using" selection on the View menu. For example, when coloring events based on category, selecting new colors from the Appearance Toolbar will update the selected category appearance.
  • The Calendar Properties window can also be used to change the calendar appearance.
  • The Category Editor, Priority Editor, and Location Editor windows, accessed from the Tools menu, can be used to change appearances of the respective item types.
  • To change the appearance of an item, first select it. Calendars can be selected by clicking the calendar name in the Calendar List. Events can be selected by clicking on them in the Calendar View. Categories, priorities, and locations can be selected from the respective tabs in the Calendar Items area of the main window. After a selection has been made, the associated appearance can be modified by adjusting the controls on the Appearance Toolbar. These controls are described in more detail below.

Default Appearance Toolbar Settings

Each time a new calendar is created, a random pre-generated default appearance is applied to it. For example, the first calendar could have the following appearance toolbar settings:

The default appearance toolbar settings for the first calendar.

An event created using these appearance settings will look like the example below:

An example event using the default appearance settings for the first calendar.

There are over 50 pre-generated default appearances. These are randomly selected when a new calendar is created. The example below shows a few of the default appearances.

Example events showing several default calendar appearances.

Appearance Toolbar Controls

An appearance can be modified using the following 9 controls on the Appearance Toolbar:

The appearance toolbar controls.

1. Font Name

  • The font can be selected from a drop down list of all fonts that are installed on the system.
  • The currently selected font will be at the top of the list.

The font name control on the appearance toolbar.

2. Font Size

  • The font size can be selected from a drop-down list.
  • The available sizes range from 6 (very small) to 20 (very large).

The font size control on the appearance toolbar.

3. Font Color

  • The font color can be selected from a drop down list of colors.
  • If a custom color is desired, the "More Colors..." option can be selected from the list. This will cause a standard color dialog to be displayed where a custom color can be defined.

The font color control on the appearance toolbar.

4. Font Style - Bold

  • The font bold style can be toggled by clicking the bold (B) button.

The font bold control on the appearance toolbar.

5. Font Style - Italic

  • The font italic style can be toggled by clicking the italic (I) button.

The font italic control on the appearance toolbar.

6. Font Style - Underline

  • The font underline style can be toggled by clicking the underline (U) button.

The font underline control on the appearance toolbar.

7. Background Color 1

  • The primary background color can be specified using the Background Color 1 drop-down.
  • This color will be used in conjunction with the secondary background color and background gradient style to fill the event blocks that are shown in the Calendar View and Desktop Calendar.
  • The two background colors can both be set to Transparent if you don't want a background color shown.

The background color 1 control on the appearance toolbar.

8. Background Color 2

  • The secondary background color can be specified using the Background Color 2 drop-down.

The background color 2 control on the appearance toolbar.

9. Background Gradient Style

  • A gradient style can be specified from the drop-down gradient control.
  • The control shows the currently selected background colors, as well as the font options, to give a visual indication of what each gradient style will look like.

The background gradient control on the appearance toolbar.

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