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Theme Tab

A Theme is a definition of the display characteristics for a diagram, such as the text font used or the background colors of the elements and diagram. You generally create and/or select a theme to apply to all diagrams across the model, but you can apply a different (existing) theme to a selected diagram, using the 'Theme' page of the diagram's 'Properties' dialog.

Themes applied to diagrams are model-based rather than user-based. If the diagram is imported into a model without an applied theme, the global theme will be used instead.

Access

Ribbon

Design > Diagram > Manage > Properties > Theme

Layout > Diagram > Manage > Properties > Theme

Context Menu

Right-click diagram in Project Browser | Properties | Theme

Right-click background of open diagram | Properties | Theme

Select Theme

Option

Description

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Theme

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the theme to apply to the current diagram. The field defaults to the value 'Use global theme', which applies the theme selected on the 'Diagram > Theme' page of the model 'Preferences' dialog.

Diagram Theme Options

Font

Select the check box to apply the 'User Font Face' and 'Font Size' settings assigned to the selected theme on the 'Appearance' page of the model 'Preferences' dialog.

Deselect the check box to apply the font from the global theme on the 'Preferences' dialog.

Color

Select the check box to apply the element, connector and diagram colors assigned to the selected theme on the 'Gradients and Background' page and the 'Standard Colors' page of the model 'Preferences' dialog.

Deselect the check box to apply the colors from the global theme on the 'Preferences' dialog.

Line Thickness

Select the check box to apply the default element border width and connector line thickness assigned to the selected theme on the 'Appearance' page and 'Link' page of the model 'Preferences' dialog.

Deselect the check box to apply the line widths from the global theme on the 'Preferences' dialog.

Gradient

Select the check box to apply the gradient of the diagram background color and element fill color, as assigned to the selected theme on the 'Gradients and Background' page of the model 'Preferences' dialog.

Deselect the check box to apply the gradients from the global theme on the 'Preferences' dialog.

Background Image

Select the check box to apply the diagram background image assigned to the selected theme on the model 'Preferences' dialog.

Deselect the check box to apply the image from the global theme on the 'Preferences' dialog.

Element Shadows

Select the check box to apply the element shadow setting ('on' or 'off') and color assigned to the selected theme on the model 'Preferences' dialog.

Deselect the check box to apply the shadow setting and color from the global theme on the 'Preferences' dialog.

OK

Click on this button to apply the theme aspects you have defined on this tab, and to close the 'Properties' dialog.

Cancel

Click on this button to abort the changes you have made and close the 'Properties' dialog.

Help

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