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Changing Screen Colors and Font Sizes on the SAPgui

Contents

Overview

Macintosh:
Change or Create a New Color Scheme (SAP release 6.10 or above)
Change the Color Scheme (SAP release 4.6 or below)
Change the Font Size (SAP release 6.10 or above)

PC:

Change or Create a New Color Scheme
Change the Font Size

Overview

You can change the default background and foreground colors on the SAPgui screen either by picking another color scheme or creating a new one. The font sizes can also be changed at the same time.

Note

To create a new color scheme or to change the font size on a Mac, you need SAP 6.10 release 2 installed. However, you can still change the screen colors on a Mac running SAP release 4.6 or below.

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Change or Create a New Color Scheme on a Mac (SAP release 6.10 or above)

1. Click the SAPgui Settings button in the top right corner of the SAP session window.

screen capture:  SAPgui  Settings button on the Mac

2. Select Visual Settings.

3. Click the Color Settings tab.

Result: The "Visual Settings" window appears.

screen capture:  Visual Setting on the Mac

4. Click on a color theme on the left . Scroll down to see more. You can see a preview on the right.

5. Use the slider boxes for the Foreground Color and Background Color to adjust the colors separately, or select the <Link> checkbox (middle of the screen) to adjust the Foreground and Background colors simultaneously.

6. (optional) Click the Save As button if you want to save your unique color scheme.

7. Type in a name and click OK.

Result: The pop-up window closes.

Optional Buttons What They Do

Save As

Saves the color scheme you created
Delete Deletes a color scheme you created from the list
System
(PC only)
Assigns a color scheme to an SAP environment such as Production or Test
Restore
Mac: Restores the default SAP color scheme and deletes the color schemes you created
PC: Restores the default SAP color scheme but does not delete your color schemes

8. Click Apply, then OK.

Result: The color scheme takes effect immediately and the "Visual Settings" window closes.

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Change the Color Scheme on a Mac (SAP release 4.6 or below)

You can choose predefined color combinations that have a bright version with a higher contrast than the SAP default setting.

1. Click the SAPgui Settings button in the top right corner of the SAP session window.

screen capture:  SAPgui  Settings button on the Mac

2. Select HueShifting.

Result: The "SAP Theme Customizing" pop-up window is displayed.

screen capture:  SAP Theme Customizing dialogue box

3. Scroll down to see more color schemes.

4. Click on a color scheme.

Note

High Contrast Blue provides maximum contrast.

5. Click Apply, then OK.

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Change the Font Size on a Mac (SAP release 6.10 or above)

You can change the font size for labels, fixed entry fields, and proportional entry fields on a Mac which has SAP release 6.10 or above installed. Labels are the menu bar, field names, and button names at the top of the screen. Fixed entry fields are the ones that accept a specific value. Proportional entry fields are the ones that you type freeform text into. See below for an example.

screen capture:  Changing fonts on a Mac

1. With the "Visual Settings" window open, click the Font Size tab.

2. Click the Selection List button Selection List button and select a font size for each category.

3. Click Apply, then OK.

Result: The change takes effect immediately and the "Visual Settings" window closes.

4. (optional) Click on Restore Defaults to return to the default size.

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Change or Create a New Color Scheme on the PC

1. Click the SAPgui Settings button in the Windows Task bar at the bottom of the screen. See below.

screen capture:  SAPgui Setting button on the PC

Result: The "SAP GUI Settings" window is displayed.

screen capture:  Color Settings on a PC

2. Click the Color Settings tab.

3. Follow Steps 4 through 8 in Change or Create a New Color Scheme on a Mac (SAP release 6.10 or above).

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Change the Font Size on a PC

On a PC the font sizes for all fields on the screen change. You cannot change each field category separately.

1. With the "SAP GUI Settings" window open, click the General tab.

2. In the Font Size section on the right, slide the vertical bar to either increase or decrease the font size.

3. Click Apply, then OK.

Result: The "SAP GUI Settings" window closes. The font size will change when you log off and log on again.

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