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Edit the Background

We’ll make both of these layouts the same size. Doing so will make switching between them less visually jarring. Because the Data Entry layout will eventually contain buttons at its top (currently represented by blank space), we’ll need to enlarge some of the background graphics on the Global Settings layout.

Switch to Layout mode and make the Global Settings layout active.

Select the Business Mileage text and press / to delete it.

To enlarge the title block, select it, hold down , and drag one of the top handles upward until you reach the top of the layout. To change the block’s width, select one of the handles on its left side, hold down , and drag to the right (width: 2.972 inches).

Now select both the Travel Date text and its blue bar by holding down as you click them, and then drag them to the top of the screen. When they’re in position, click a blank area of the background to deselect the two items.

Select only the bar (without its text). To widen it, -drag a right handle. Stop dragging just before it reaches the title block (width = 3.181 inches).

We’ll resize the purple block next. Select the block and drag its upper-right handle until it’s the size shown here. (Note that the block’s top edge meets the bottom edge of the bar.)

Now we can edit the text in the two bars. Double-click the text in the top bar. (Doing so switches to the Text Tool.) Drag-select the text and type: Mileage Constants. Then insert the word Annual in front of the Mileage text in the middle bar.

The layout stills needs a title. Choose a font from the Text Formatting toolbar (such as Verdana 18 pt. white), select the Text Tool, click in the title block to set the insertion point, and type Global Settings.

When you’re done, click outside the title text. The text is surrounded by handles. Drag the text to approximately this position in the title block.

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