Format dialog box

You can determine how to apply conditional formatting to controls in your document using the Format dialog box. For an introduction to conditional formatting in documents, as well as a full list of the controls you can format, see the Formatting Documents chapter in the Document Creation Guide.

The settings available may change depending on the type of control you select. The options are:

Name: Type a name for the conditional format, if desired.
Hide: Determine whether to hide the control. This check box is cleared by default.
Fill: Specify the following to determine how the control is formatted:
Color: Specify a color with which to fill the selected object by clicking the arrow on the color menu and selecting a color. You can:
Access additional colors by clicking More Colors.
Apply a color gradient, which is a combination of two colors, to the object. To do so, click Gradients. In the Gradients dialog box that opens, select the two colors to use for the gradient. Then select a shading style in which to display the gradient to determine the direction in which the two colors are blended together.
Borders: Select the type of border to draw around the control.
None: No borders appear around the selected object. This is the default setting.
All: Borders surround the selected object on all sides. After selecting this option, from the drop-down list, select a line style for the border and, from the color picker, a color.
Custom: Determine whether the left, right, top, and bottom borders are displayed, and if so, the type of line and color used for each border.
Line and Shape Settings: If you are formatting a rounded rectangle, the line and shape settings will only be applied when the document is displayed in Flash mode.
Style: Specify the style of line.
Color: Specify a color with which to fill the selected object by clicking the arrow on the color menu and selecting a color. You can:
Access additional colors by clicking More Colors.
Apply a color gradient, which is a combination of two colors, to the object. To do so, click Gradients. In the Gradients dialog box that opens, select the two colors to use for the gradient. Then select a shading style in which to display the gradient to determine the direction in which the two colors are blended together.
Weight: Specify the thickness of the lines.

Related topic

Visual Conditional Formatting Editor