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SAP GUI for Windows runs on a Windows operating system. This GUI has two different designs.

    New Visual Design

    Classic Design

The default GUI design is New Visual Design. To use the configuration options for users with visual impairments, you must configure the accessibility mode in SAP GUI for Windows. Accessibility mode only works with Classic Design.

The appearance of SAP GUI for Windows is based on both the settings in SAP GUI for Windows and on the specific settings in the Windows operating system and in Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Changing the Font and the Font Size

To change the font and the font size in accessibility mode, proceed as follows:

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       1.      In SAP GUI for Windows, choose Local Layout Options. You can also use the key combination ALT + F12 (for Local Layout) and then press the key O (for Options).

       2.      In the Options dialog box, choose the Fonts tab page.

       3.      Set the fonts and font sizes that you want to use.

You can either choose one of the predefined font sizes (small, medium, large) or make your own setting. You can then view the results of your settings in the preview window.

       4.      Choose OK.

       5.      After changing the font or font size, we recommend that you close and restart all SAP programs.

Note

The font setting does not affect all user interface elements. SAP GUI for Windows takes the font settings for the title bar, menu bar, and menu options from the Windows operating system.

The font setting in Performance Assistant is taken from your settings in Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Changing the Font Color and the Background Color

In accessibility mode, SAP GUI for Windows uses the color settings of the operating system. In this case, the color display in the SAP GUI is taken for the most part from the color scheme you have chosen in the Windows operating system.

Note

The color settings in Performance Assistant are taken from your settings in Microsoft Internet Explorer.

High Contrast

High contrast displays use distinctive colors, such as a white font on a black background. To obtain a high contrast display for SAP GUI for Windows, set an appropriate color scheme in the Windows operating system.

Note

If you want to set a high contrast display with a white font on a black background, you need to set the text and background color for screen elements in SAP GUI accordingly on the Colors in Forms tab page in SAP GUI for Windows. This setting is explained below.

Colors in Forms

To adjust the standard colors of certain objects in SAP GUI for Windows in accessibility mode that are not influenced by the operating system, you can use the local layout as follows:

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       1.      In SAP GUI for Windows, choose Local Layout Options. You can also use the key combination ALT + F12 (for Local Layout) and then press the key O (for Options).

       2.      On the Colors in Forms tab page, choose the Copy to Custom pushbutton. The application switches to the Custom color palette. Change only the colors in the Custom color palette.

       3.      Under Field Colors, choose the required screen element and then choose Change.

       4.      Specify a text color and background color for each of the screen elements.

 

 

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