Adding Styles to Events

Once you have defined your event, you can apply formatting styles to the event text and enhance its appearance on your calendar. Text style is initially determined for an event by its category. The category style, however, can be overridden using the controls on the Event tab of the Add Event or Modify Event dialog box. These are the dialog boxes that are accessed when you add a new event or modify an existing event.

The text style options for events are located along the top of the Event tab and include font selection, size, style, color and justification. These controls are similar to those found in other Windows-based applications:

  • Font and Size (from the drop-down menus) allow you to select a font style and size.
  • Bold, Italic and Underline applies style formatting to the text.
  • The multi-colored Palette button allows you to select a color for your text.
  • Justification is used to position text to the left, right, or center within the borders of the text object.

A preview of the text formatting displays in the Description area as you make changes.

The Event Effects portion of the Event tab lets you indicate whether the text should be placed on your calendar as a box event or a banner event, and lets you make further styling effects. (See Adding Events with Details for more about event effects, and Applying Functions to Events for instructions on using event functions.)

  • Add shading and color to the event display with the Shading and Shade Color fields.
  • Control the outline the surrounds your event text on the calendar using the Border Style and Border Color fields.
  • The Show Shadow field allows you to add a shadow effect around your event text.

Select the desired settings. When these and other settings on this tab are complete, click OK to save changes and return to your calendar.