Editing objects, layout parts, and the layout background > Formatting and setting up field objects in Layout mode > Adding borders, fill, and baselines to fields

Adding borders, fill, and baselines to fields

1. In Layout mode, select one or more fields.

2. In the Inspector, click the Appearance Appearance tab.

3. In the Graphic or Text area, select the options you want to use.



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Add a fill color to fields

In the Graphic area, for Fill, choose a color or specify a color gradient or image. See Filling with a color gradient or Filling with an image.

Add borders to fields and set their attributes

In the Graphic area, for Line, choose options.

Add borders between repeating fields

Click Alternate Row Border control.

Change the shape of field corners

In the Graphic area, for Corner radius, choose each corner that you want to have a rounded appearance.

Add text baselines and set their attributes

In the Text area, select Text baselines, and then choose options.

If the current layout is set to show field boundaries in Layout mode, you may not be able to see some of the border effects that you have applied. To see the effects, do one of the following:

Hide the field boundaries while in Layout mode: View menu > Show > Field Boundaries to hide them.

Switch to Browse mode.


You can set an option to show borders and fill on all records in a field in List View instead of on the current record only. See Showing field borders and fill for the current record.

If you add a background fill for an interactive container, you can only use a solid color fill.

To add or change borders between portal rows, see Formatting portals.

Related topics 

Setting the fill, line style, borders, shadows, and padding