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Changing Lotus Notes Checkbox Color

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I have a lotus Notes form that primarily uses checkboxes and text fields.  User will input their information, save the form, and print out a copy of the information.  On this form I have the field labels/captions display in black and the actual fields themselves display in red.  Since there is so much information crammed into the form, this helps make it easier for the users to read the printed forms by making the actual field values stand out.

Complaints of recent have been directed towards users not being able to quickly diffentiate when a checbox field is selected on a printed form because the checkmark is completely in black (just like its lable/caption).

My question is:  Is there any possible way to change the color of a checkbox in Lotus Notes?

If this isn't possible, can anyone think of any clever work arounds?

Thanks!
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You can't change the color of the checks, only the text.

Here's a simple workaround, though.

(1) Hide the checkbox field when in read-mode.
(2) Add a <Computed Value> element on a new line directly after the checkbox field.  Hide this when in edit mode.
(3) Set the formula for <Computed Value> element to @Implode(VALUES; @Newline) where VALUES is the name of your Checkbox field.
(4) Set the color of the <Computed Value> element to red.

Now, when your users print in read-mode, they won't see all of the choices that were available in edit mode, just the ones selected.

I don't use colors, but I do use this same technique to make printable forms easier to read.  It saves a bunch of screen space if you have a lot of check boxes.

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