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Set Formatting

To complete the layout, we need to reformat the labels; edit the label text; set the size, alignment, and formatting for the fields; and move the label/field pairs to the proper spots. The table below shows many of the important format settings for the fields and labels.

Select all field labels and set these options on the Text Formatting toolbar: Verdana, 10 pt. (Mac), 9 pt. (PC), not bold, black, right-aligned. (We want to duplicate the label formatting from the Data Entry layout. If you chose a different font or size for that layout, use the same formatting here, too.)

One by one, select the Mileage Rate, Year, and Mileage Increment field. Set each one’s width to 0.681 inches. Then select each remaining field on the layout, and set its width to 1.014 inches.

Field NameField LabelNumber Formatting Options
Mileage RateIRS Mileage RateFormat as decimal, 4 decimal digits; Use notation: Currency (leading/inside), $ symbol; no thousands separator
YearYearFormat as decimal, 0 decimal digits; no thousands separator
Mileage IncrementMileage IncrementFormat as decimal, 0 decimal digits; no thousands separator
Start YrOdometer at Year StartFormat as decimal, 0 decimal digits; thousands separator:, (comma)
End YrOdometer at Year EndFormat as decimal, 0 decimal digits; thousands separator:, (comma)
Annual MilesAnnual Miles DrivenFormat as decimal, 0 decimal digits; thousands separator:, (comma)
Personal MilesPersonal MilesFormat as decimal, 0 decimal digits; thousands separator:, (comma)
MilesSumBusiness MilesFormat as decimal, 0 decimal digits; thousands separator:, (comma)
Annual DollarAmount To-DateFormat as decimal, 2 decimal digits; Use notation: Currency (leading/inside), $ symbol; thousands separator:, (comma)


Select all fields and set their paragraph alignment to right-aligned.

All fields on this layout will store numbers. Select each field, choose Format > Number, and set the number formatting options listed in the table.

Using the Text Tool, edit the field labels as indicated in the table.

Sanity check: Your layout should now look similar to this. Because of their length, some labels automatically shifted right in order to remain on the layout. Don’t worry; we’ll fix them in the next section.

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