To change those, go to the inspector (Ctrl + i):
In the appearance section:
For Line and color: go to graphic - Line (and choose your preference)
For indent: go to Advanced graphic and add a value to the "Left" field
Hope that this helps you
Those were my first guesses, too. The Line only changes the borders of the field and the Indent only changes position of the text.
The graphics for the Radio Button and Checkbox are unaffected.
I see know what you want.
You can try the following:
For the color:
Change the layout theme to "Classic" [Layouts --> Change theme --> Basic - Classic]
Then change the line color => You will able to change the color
To prevent changing all you fields, after changing you theme, do a single "Undo"
For indent of the checkbox itself: moving the field by itself cannot resolve your issue?
I appreciate the help with Filemaker's "enhancements".
> For indent of the checkbox itself: moving the field by itself cannot resolve your issue?
It's one of those "duplicate an existing form" issues. It would be much easier to just use the existing field borders than to draw a rectangle and lines to get it to line up with everything else on the form.
An old thread, but I'm trying to style a checkbox with a 'tick' or 'checkmark'. However, when I click on the style menu that you show in your screen grab, I only get the first choice. I don't see the 'Checkbox' or 'Icon' choices.
Anyone have an idea why not?
What version of FileMaker are you using?
14 Advanced, but I have the 16 trial and it's the same for both.
Is this layout still in classic theme?
I did some checking on one of my older solutions and if the layout is still themed as classic, I can't get those options. If I change the theme to one of the other themes, I then get those options.
Hi Phil, thanks for the reply.
Yes it is still in Classic and yes you are correct that if I change the Theme I can get those options. However ... I've never bothered with Themes and so my layout becomes a total mess when I change to another Theme.
This wouldn't pose a problem, except ...
1/ I am unable to Save Changes to the Classic Theme or Save As New Theme.
2/ If I do swap to another Theme, then try to swap back to Classic, I find that it has disappeared from the available Themes.
3/ If I try to import it from my file, into another file, as a Theme, it doesn't show up.
This file dates back some time and has gone through numerous FM updates. Probably starting with FM11 or FM12. I have tried with FM13Advanced, but I get the same behaviour as FM14Advanced and FM16 Trial.
This is what I get in FM14 and FM16 when trying to Save the Theme, or Save As New Theme. So I guess I'm stuck, unless I want to go through the pain of switching to another Theme, then going through my layout to reformat everything. Ugghhh.
I came across this thread (to which I notice you contributed! )
So I understand that using the Classic Theme all those years ago was a mistake, even though I completely altered the look, it was the foundation and a wobbly one at best. Ho Hum.
Looking at building a new Theme for my files, I find that my Tabs are not using the same Text/Font/Weight when they are in the background. Unfortunately, the background ones are in Bold. Is there anyway to change this ... other than rebuilding them from scratch?
"using the Classic Theme" was the recommended way for IWP (Instant Web Publishing). Any other theme used in an older version and then converted to a new version MAY BECOME 'CLASSIC' because the old theme was deprecated or was custom and could not be converted. Using what you used was what most of us did.
While a major pain, yes most layouts must be fixed. I've chosen Minimalist and then created a custom theme (sometimes) based off that and saved.
See these help topics on themes (FMP16):