Fonts & Form Colors

 
     

If you don’t like how the programmers at a la mode designed the look of the program, you can change the look in this section of WinTOTAL’s Configuration Options to reflect your sense of style.  To access and change WinTOTAL’s look and feel…

  1. From the Forms section of WinTOTAL Configuration Utility, click Fonts and Form Colors in the Formfilling pane on the left.
  2. Apply your changes and click Save.

 

Fonts

WinTOTAL stores a separate default font for your forms and your addenda. To change the typeface used when you print your forms…

  1. If you have not already done so, open WinTOTAL’s forms and fonts manager by following the steps above.
  2. Then, click the Data Font button in the Fonts section at the top.
  3. Choose the font, style and size from the Font screen. Then, click OK.
  4. Click Addenda Font and repeat the process, choosing the same or a different font, as you desire.

It is recommended that you modify this setting instead of continually “selecting all” and changing the fonts manually in each document.

 

Colors

If you don’t like the standard black text on a white background, this is the place for you to exercise your creativity. You can change just about any aspect of the screen coloring, as well as the colors of your output, if you print on a color printer.

Colors

     
  Hint: While it is tempting to infuse your working environment with a little pizzazz, remember that you have to stare at these screen colors, often for hours on end. Studies have shown that eye fatigue can be compounded by poor screen contrasts or vivid background colors. So, use caution before adjusting these settings to the extreme.  
     

 

To set your Screen Colors…

  1. If you have not already done so, open WinTOTAL’s forms and fonts manager by following the steps above.
  2. Choose Screen Colors from the drop-down menu at the top.
  3. Select one of the specific field options from the drop-down menu on the right. A sample of the current settings is displayed.
  4. Click either Text Color or Background Color to change either aspect of that field.
  5. Select one of the pre-defined colors from the palette, or click Define Custom Colors to create your own favorite shade. Click OK when finished.  The sample screen shows the results of your changes.

 

To set your Printer Colors…

  1. If you have not already done so, open WinTOTAL’s forms and fonts manager by following the steps above.
  2. Choose Printer Colors from the drop-down menu at the top.
  3. Then follow the same steps above to change how your report prints. Remember that if you deliver your reports via e-mail or through your XSite in PDF format, the color settings will be included in that PDF file.

 

To reset your colors…

If you do make changes to your color settings and later decide that you’ve done more harm than good…

  1. If you have not already done so, open WinTOTAL’s forms and fonts manager by following the steps above.
  2. Click Defaults to reset everything back to its original settings.

 

Initial Form Zoom Level

The Initial Form Zoom Level section allows you to set the default zoom level with which WinTOTAL displays reports when you open them. If you have a particularly large display unit on your computer, you may need to experiment with the various zoom levels to find the one that is the right balance of text size versus the amount of the form that is displayed. If you’re using a single, standard-sized monitor, choosing Page Width is probably your best bet. To change your default zoom level…

  1. If you have not already done so, open WinTOTAL’s forms and fonts manager by following the steps above.
  2. Choose your preferred default zoom level from the available drop-down menu in the Initial Form Zoom Level section of this screen.

    InitialFormZoomLevel

 

Check Box Appearance

Even though the appearance of most forms is dictated by third-party entities like Fannie-Mae, many appraisers like to adjust the appearance of the check boxes on the forms. To change your check box appearance…

  1. If you have not already done so, open WinTOTAL’s forms and fonts manager by following the steps above.
  2. If you’d like your check boxes to print out a bit darker, choose either Dark, Darker or Darkest from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Save in the upper-left, then close WinTOTAL.  When you start WinTOTAL again, your checkbox preferences will go into effect.

    CheckboxAppearance


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