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Conditional Formatting

The Conditional Formatting dialog helps you to add conditional formats to values of the selected field or markers of specific group levels in a geographic map. It appears when you select a field/geographic map and then select the Conditional Formatting button Conditional Formatting button on the Home/Format menu tab, or right-click the field/geographic map and select Conditional Formatting from the shortcut menu. The options in the dialog vary according to different sources it is opened from.

 

When you select a field to open the dialog, the options in the dialog are as follows.

Conditional Formatting dialog for a field

Condition

Displays all the conditions you have already added.

  • Add button
    Adds a new condition in the Edit Conditions dialog.
  • Edit button
    Edits the selected condition.
  • Remove button
    Removes the selected condition.
  • Priority
    Specifies the priority of each condition.
    • High
      Moves a condition up for a higher priority.
    • Low
      Moves a condition down for a lower priority.

Format

Specifies the format which will be applied to the field values when the specified condition is fulfilled.

  • Font
    Specifies the font type for the field values.
  • Border
    Specifies the border line style for the field values.
  • Size
    Specifies the font size for the field values.
  • Bold
    Specifies whether or not to bold the field values.
  • Italic
    Specifies whether or not to make the field values italic.
  • Underline
    Specifies whether or not to underline the field values.
  • Foreground Color
    Specifies the foreground color for the field values. (missing or bad snippet)
  • Background Color
    Specifies the background color for the field values.
  • Sample Text
    Displays a preview sample of your selection.
  • Blinking Text
    Specifies whether or not to make the field values blink.
    • Duration
      Specifies how long it takes the field values to complete the transition from the foreground color to the transparent color, in seconds.

OK

Applies the changes and closes the dialog.

Cancel

Cancels the changes and exits the dialog.

Help

Displays the help document about this feature.

 

When you select a geographic map to open the dialog, the options in the dialog are as follows.

Conditional Formatting dialog for geographic map

Geographic Map

Lists all the group levels in the geographic map.

Condition

Displays all the conditions you have already added.

  • Add button
    Adds a new condition in the Edit Conditions dialog.
  • Edit button
    Edits the selected condition.
  • Remove button
    Removes the selected condition.
  • Priority
    Specifies the priority of each condition.
    • High
      Moves a condition up for a higher priority.
    • Low
      Moves a condition down for a lower priority.

Marker

Specifies the properties of the marker. Available only when there is at least one condition in the Condition box.

  • Image
    Specifies the image of the marker. Type the URL for a web image or select Browse button to specify a local image.
    • Width
      Specifies the width of the foreground image.
    • Height
      Specifies the height of the foreground image.
  • Shadow
    Specifies the shadow image of the marker. Type the URL for a web image or select Browse button to specify a local image. Only available for Google Maps types.
    • Width
      Specifies the width of the shadow image.
    • Height
      Specifies the height of the shadow image.

Constrain Proportions

Specifies whether to change the width and height for the marker image/shadow at the same time in a certain proportion. If the option is selected, when the width/height is changed, the height/width will also be changed in a certain proportion.

OK

Applies the changes and closes the dialog.

Cancel

Cancels the changes and exits the dialog.

Help

Displays the help document about this feature.

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