A new database does not allow you to enter Layout Mode?
Preview Mode? Find Mode?
In Layout Mode, clicking on the Body Tab will allow you to change the color of the Body (or Header, Footer, etc)
A list of links for FMP - including YouTube Channels focused on Filemaker
The yzysoft link is a free open database that is designed to allow custom printouts (various themes you buy).
We have a misunderstanding. The developer account / privileges of course allows full access. No problems.
The customer account / privilege set works fine for most purposes. I'd like to allow this privilege set the right to modify one layout so they can adjust the fill color of the three fields. I have been unsuccessful at modifying the security settings to permit such access. The setting accepts the change but I'm still unable to access layout mode.
I do not recommend that you allow your user to modify layout designs. This can lead to a lot of support head aches when the general user modifies the layout design in ways that keep your database from functioning correctly.
It should be possible to set up conditional formatting such that a user can select from a list of options for fill and text colors. And calculation fields that select from a repeating field with a different colored rectangle in each repetition--and a related table can also be used for this, are also something that can be set up so that the user selects a color and sees it on their report layout--all while in browse mode.