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How To Use Skins

Collect has the ability to alter the colors on the screens like forms, buttons, popup help, etc. The colors can be set for all users, or it can be set on a per operator basis.

Useful Note You cannot set different skins for different databases.

Navigate to the Collect\bin\skin folder. The default installation contains the following files:

default.cfg
default.dat
dfbutton.bmp
dfform.bmp
dfhelp.bmp
dfinfobox.bmp
dfmain.bmp
dfmenu.bmp
dfmenuhighlight.bmp
dfsubform.bmp

Image Files

To edit the skin for all users, simply open each BMP file with an image editor and fill the file with the new color and save. The

change will take effect the next time you open Collect!. The images must be in the .BMP format.

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Skin Dat File

If you wish to make a skin for each operator, or group of operators, you can do the following:

Create a .DAT file for the operator (jc.dat or group 60.dat) and set the following configurations in the file:

bk = The white space border around the Main Menu and Welcome to Collect! forms.
bt = Buttons
mn = The Top Menu (File, Edit, Browse, etc.)
fb = Forms
ph = Pop Up Help
iw = Information Boxes on the forms that have them like Main Menu.
mh = Not Implemented
sb = Scroll Bars
bb = Bottom half of Pop Up Message boxes like "Are you sure you wish to exit Collect!"
sf = Sub-Forms.

The default DAT file looks like this:

#
bk = dfmain.bmp
bt = dfbutton.bmp
mn = dfmenu.bmp
fb = dfform.bmp
ph = dfhelp.bmp
iw = dfinfobox.bmp
mh = dfmenuhighlight.bmp
sb = dfbutton.bmp
bb = dfform.bmp
sf = dfsubform.bmp

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Skin Cfg File

When signing in, Collect! uses the default.cfg. To specify unique colors for your operators, create a .CFG file for your operators (jc.cfg) that indicates which DAT file to use.

The default CFG file looks like this:

default.dat

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