Logframer program settings

In the Menu bar, select ToolsOptions… or ToolsCustomise… to open the Logframer settings dialog box:

Logframer settings dialog

Note: the following feature is only available in version 1.1 or higher

The Logframer options dialog has three tab pages:

  • Logframe design: here you can select a scheme for the project logic column (first column) of the current logframe. You can also set this scheme as the default scheme for new logframes.
  • Current logframe: here you can set various options for the currently opened logical framework, including how the section titles should look and the fonts of the text in the Details windows and the numbers of the logframe.
  • Default settings: similar to the settings of the current logframe, but with a number of additional settings such as the number of files you want to appear in the recent files list


Changing the titles of the Project Logic column

On the tab Logframe design (if you select ToolsCustomise… in the Menu bar you will go directly to this tab), you can choose which scheme you want to use for the first column of your logframe.

Select one of the many design schemes

Note: the following feature is only available in version 1.1 of Logframer

A large number of design schemes has been included in Logframer, including the schemes most commonly used by a number of donor agencies and large organisations.

Click on the column with the scheme of your choice and then press <OK> to change the design scheme of the current logframe. If you want to make this scheme the default scheme for any new logical framework, select the Make this the default scheme-option below.


Changing the appearance of the current logframe

Note: the following feature is only available in version 1.1 of Logframer

You can customise the appearance of the currently opened logframe.

Customise the current logframe


You can  change the font of the sort numbers and the section headers of the logical framework. You can also change the color gradient of the section titles' background. Choose two different colors to make a gradient, or choose the same colors to get a uniform background.

Customise the section headers

Beautiful, isn't it?

You can also change the font for the Details windows, meaning any text that you can't edit with the word processor options (such as the labels of the indicators which you can set to bold, italics, etc.).


Currency of the budget

Finally, you can select which currency you want to use for the budget column. Use the drop-down list to select any existing currency.

Default settings

If you select the tab Default settings, you can change the following settings:

  • The default font of the sort numbers
  • The default font of the details section, meaning any text that can't be edited with the word processing tools
  • The default font of the section headers and the text colour of the headers
  • The background colour of the section titles
  • Repeat purposes: by default, when there is more than one purpose Logframer will repeat the purposes in the outputs and activities sections. If you don't want this, uncheck this box.
  • Repeat outputs: by default, when there is more than one output Logframer will repeat the outputs in the activities section. If you don't want this, uncheck this box.
  • Give a warning when linked elements will be deleted: if you're aware of what child items will be deleted, you may want to uncheck this box to avoid repeated warnings.
  • The default indicator type: when you create a new indicator, its response structure is set to that of an open ended question by default. If you generally use another type of question, it's best to change this setting (for instance to Values).
  • The default currency for the budget items: when you enter a number in a financial column, Logframer automatically adds a currency. Here you can set the default currency and change it to dollar, pounds, Albanian lek or any other currency.
  • The number of files in the recent files list (in the main menu, at the bottom of the File option)
  • At which interval you want to automatically  save your Logframer document. If you set this value to 0, auto save will be turned off.