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Datasheet View Font & Color Properties

The Datasheet View Font & Color Properties dialog box allows you to control the fonts and colors used for rendering each Datasheet view. This dialog is only available when style sheets are turned off for the page containing the Datasheet Element. When fonts are turned off, the Element Tools Menu has a Fonts icon:

When more than one view is defined for a datasheet Element, clicking Fonts tells CommonSpot to apply your changes to the Datasheet View currently being displayed. As an alternative, you can also select Fonts from the edit icon’s drop-down menu within the Datasheet Views dialog.

In either case, CommonSpot displays its Datasheet View Font & Color Properties dialog box.

CommonSpot places the controls that modify one part of the displayed Element into groups. For example, a group can contain controls for setting:

Color Palette

You can set field color in two ways.

The tabs within this dialog are:

Color Text Field - Type the hexadecimal RGB (Red-Green-Blue) value where the first two colors represent red, and so on, into this text field. You must enter # before the hex value.

If the Element displays rows of information, this dialog will have an Alternate row check box. If you select this check box, you can enter the color that CommonSpot uses when displaying every other row using the controls that immediately follows.


When setting the font that CommonSpot will use to display information, you can select the:

Use Link Color

When checked, CommonSpot uses the default link color (usually blue). When unchecked, the link displays using the font color.


CommonSpot lets you choose whether tables display with horizontal or vertical lines. In some cases, you can choose the color for these borders.


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