Change the look of forms with themes

Themes change the overall design and presentation of forms and documents displayed or printed by Manager. They provide a unified look for:

Other than customer and supplier statements, themes do not affect the layout or design of reports.

In-built theme

Manager includes one in-built theme, named Plain. This theme cannot be edited or deleted. But it can be customized with unique business information, standard terms and conditions, and a logo in the upper right corner. The title of the particular transaction form being displayed or printed appears at the upper left, as in this sales invoice:

By design, Manager minimizes displayed information. So fields not populated do not show. For example, in the illustration above, inventory codes are not present, so the Code column is not displayed. The in-built theme also incorporates Paid in Full and Overdue “stamps” that display at the bottom of sales invoices when appropriate.

Other free themes

To keep Manager small, other themes are not built into the program, but are available for download at New themes will continue to be added on the website.

Installing a new theme

If you’d like Manager to use a different theme, click on the image of a theme you like on the website:

A large screenshot of the theme, populated with representative data, will appear. Beneath it you will see a code window:

Themes are coded in the Liquid language. Select and copy the code for the new theme. Go back to the Manager window, select the Settings tab, then Themes and New Theme:

Give your new theme a Name, paste the copied code into the window, then click Create:

Your new theme will be listed when viewing Themes:

Once you have added your first theme, a Switch Theme dropdown menu appears in the top-right corner when viewing any affected form. Use it to select a theme:

The form being viewed will quickly switch to the new look:

Manager will remember the theme you have chosen for a particular form. However, all new forms will, by default, use the Plain theme unless you change them.

All features of Manager are not supported by all themes. Most do not include the Paid in Full and Overdue stamps for sales invoices without further modification. Be sure any theme you choose meets all your needs before committing to use it. (The in-built Plain theme supports all features.)



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