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Formatting new Tabs

Tuned Listener
Posts: 26
Country: USA

Formatting new Tabs

I couldn't find information on this when I searched so I'm hoping someone here can help.

I've used Tools/Design Layouts/Contact to create a new tab by then going to Edit/Tab. 

I have the new tab but can't find where I edit the formatting for it. Right now, it doesn't allow me to do anything. I'd like to be able to either add text or attac a document to it. 

 

Can anyone help me with this? 


Thanks. 

Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 18
Country: Canada

Re: Formatting new Tabs

While in the Layout Designer, select View/Property Window. This will open the Properties window where you'll see all sorts of formatting options.
Tuned Listener
Posts: 26
Country: USA

Re: Formatting new Tabs

Hi 905,

Thanks. I'm still lost, unfortunately. I've gone into Properties but can't find it. Everything I try isn't giving me what I need.

 

All I need is to format a new Tab. Should be fairly simple, right? Smiley Wink

 

 

 

Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 18
Country: Canada

Re: Formatting new Tabs

Which version do you have?

 

Once you open the properties windows from the View menu, a small floating window called "Properties" should open. Any object that you click on (in your case a tab) causes the Properties window to present the formatting options available for that object.

Tuned Listener
Posts: 26
Country: USA

Re: Formatting new Tabs

905, Sorry. I should have said I'm using 2008.

I do get the Properties window, like you mention. When I double click on the new Tab I've created, Properties changes to the tab. Under it are the following options:

 

Appearance - Background Image and Text (the name of my new tab shows here)

 

Misc - Background Color and Tooltip Text.

 

Nothing in here seems to give the ability to format the Tab. 

 

Thanks for your help. 

 

 


Tuned Listener
Posts: 26
Country: USA

Re: Formatting new Tabs

Can anyone help me format a new Tab??
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,651
Country: USA

Re: Formatting new Tabs

I think there is a terminology issue. Formatting the tab would refer to changing the background color, etc. Configuring the tab (what I think you mean) would involve adding fields or images to the tab. There is a tool bar on the left side of the layout designer workspace for that.
Roy Laudenslager
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Tuned Listener
Posts: 26
Country: USA

Re: Formatting new Tabs

Roy,

 

Thanks.

 

I tried using the left toolbar but can't figure it out. 

 

I also did a search on the board to see if there's anything listed for Configure Tab. Also tried the Knowledge Base, but no luck anywhere. 

 

Can you point me somewhere I can get directions on how to do it? 

 

 

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,651
Country: USA

Re: Formatting new Tabs

Check the knowledge base for layout design.
Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129