|Step 1 - Select Theme File|
|Step 2 - Source Selection|
|Step 3 - Select Specific Properties|
|Step 4 - Insertion of Properties in Theme|
|Step 5 - Save Theme|
Select Theme Maker Wizard command from the Tools menu to start the Theme Maker wizard.
The first time a start page outlining the purpose and the basic steps of the wizard is opened. To skip the start page in the future, mark the Don't show this page again check box. Click Next to continue.
Choose between creating a new theme from scratch, creating a new theme based on an existing one or modifying an existing theme.
- New Theme: Choose this option to create a new theme.
- Template: To base the new theme on an existing one, choose the base theme in this drop-down. The drop-down will list all existing themes in your default QlikView theme folder. At the bottom of the list is a Browse... option for browsing for theme files in other locations.
- Modify Existing Theme: To modify an existing theme, choose this option. Select a theme in the drop-down. The drop-down will list all existing themes in the default QlikView theme folder. At the bottom of the list is a Browse... option for browsing for theme files in other locations.
Click Next to continue. The Save As dialog will appear when creating a new theme.
When building a theme take one or more groups of formatting properties from an existing object. The source object can be any sheet object, any sheet or even the document itself.
- Source: Select the source object from the list in the drop-down box. The drop-down list contains a list of all available objects in the document. The active object will be pre-selected.
- Property Groups: There are three main groups of formatting properties that can be extracted
from a layout object and inserted into a theme. Mark one or more of the
three check boxes below for extraction from the source object to the theme:
- Object Type Specific: Mark this check box to extract object type specific properties from the source object for inclusion in the theme. Object type specific properties are such properties that only exist in a given object type, e.g. charts. This type of properties can only be copied to other objects of the same type as the source object type.
- Caption & Border: Mark this check box to extract caption and border properties from the source object for inclusion in the theme. This type of properties can be copied to other object types than the source object type.
- Printer Settings: Mark this check box to extract printer settings properties from the source object for inclusion in the theme. This type of properties can be copied to other object types than the source object type. For each of the selections above you will be able to choose specific properties for inclusion in or exclusion from the theme in the wizard steps that follow.
Click Next to continue.
In step 3 more detailed selections of properties to be extracted from the source object and included in the theme can be made. This wizard step will be repeated for each of the three main property groups selected in step 2.
Each item in the list indicates a single property or a group of properties, which can be included in or excluded from the theme. Mark the items to include.
When modifying an existing theme, those items marked when entering this step are those currently included in the theme. By changing selections all previous settings in the theme will be overwritten.
When creating a new theme from scratch, those items marked when entering this step are those which are typically suitable for inclusion in a general purpose theme.
Click Next to continue.
In the fourth step in the wizard you decide which sections and sub-sections of the theme should be written to the theme with the extracted object properties. There are three columns with check boxes, each check box representing one sub-section of the theme. Based on your selections in step 2 and 3 of the wizard only some of the check boxes will be available for selection, the remainder being grayed out.
Those check boxes surrounded by green frames indicate sub-sections which are currently defined in the theme (only applicable when modifying an existing theme).
The columns with check boxes correspond to the three check boxes in step 2. It is only possible to make selections in a column if the corresponding check box was selected in step 2, followed by appropriate selections in step 3.
The object type specific sub-section can only be selected for the type of source object selected in step 2. Caption/border settings and printer settings can be set across object types.
Click Next to continue.
There are two options available for a theme to be saved as defaults for new documents or objects.
- Set as default theme for this document: Mark this check box to use this theme as default theme in the current document. This means that it will be applied to all newly created sheets and sheet objects in the document. The selected theme must be accessible from disc at all times in order to be used. It is also important that the theme used is defined for all types of objects that may occur in a QlikView document. Default theme can be set at all times from the Document Properties: Presentation page.
- Set as default theme for new document: Mark this check box to use this theme as default theme for new documents. This means that it will be set as default theme in newly created documents. The selected theme must be accessible from disc at all times in order to be used. It is also important that the theme used is defined for all types of objects that may occur in a QlikView document. Default theme for new documents can be set at all times from the Design page of the User Preferences dialog.
Click Finish to save the theme and return to the layout.