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Altering colour in posts

Postby Cec » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:16 am

I know how to alter font size in the "Message Body" of the "Post a reply" window but can't work out how to change the colour of some candidates when editing a pencilmark grid for posting.

I can recall reading explanations some time ago on changing colour, font size, etc but now I can't find where to access this info in the FAQ section.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Altering colour in posts

Postby Smythe Dakota » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:13 am

Cec wrote:I know how to alter font size in the "Message Body" of the "Post a reply" window but can't work out how to change the colour of some candidates when editing a pencilmark grid for posting. ....

I just made "colour" red and "editing" blue, above, by highlighting (in the "Post a reply" window) the word to be colored (dragging the mouse across it), then, next to "Font colour" (just below B, i, u at the top) clicking on the down-arrow next to "Default" and choosing the color I wanted.

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Re: Altering colour in posts

Postby Cec » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:35 am

Thanks for your response Bill. As you can see I've had no problem doing the above editing change but I can't get a color change using this technique when I attempt to highlight a candidate in a Pencilmark grid. Here's an example of what happens when I try changing say candidate 6 in column 5 to a red color:

Conventional
Code: Select all
 7     35    345   | 9     46   23    |256   1     8     |
 


Changing color
Code: Select all
 7     35    345   | 9     4[color=red]6[/color]   23    |256   1     8     |
 

As you can see, the candidate 6 doesn't change to red when I hit the "Preview" button. Weird Eh?

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Postby Smythe Dakota » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:10 am

Hmm, you're right. The [color] tag (and presumably bold, italic, etc as well) does not work inside a [code] tag.

Too bad you can't just change the font, without using [code], and use a monospace font such as Courier. Something like [font=Courier]....[/font].

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Al;tering colour in posts

Postby Cec » Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:05 pm

Thanks Bill for above comment. I'm sure I've seen candidates posted in a grid in a different colour somewhere but it may have been done by posting as an "image" or "screen shot" which still gives me trouble to do.

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Postby Luke » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:29 am

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Altering colour in posts

Postby Cec » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:36 pm

Luke451 wrote:[img][/img]

Hi Luke451,
I assume you are trying to help me post images to the forum and if that is the case then I appreciate your consideration.
I have previously downloaded both "Imageshack" and "Photobucket" and another forum member tried to "explain" the procedure to me via a PM but it became too confusing. To avoid me throwing my mouse at the screen:) a friend of my son has offered to drop in and show me how this "simple" task is done.

Again thanks for your thoughts.

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