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    Home Forums AskWoody Central Tips for using the Lounge Do not use the extended visual toolbar button to change the text color.

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      • #2019700 Reply
        EyesOnWindows
        AskWoody Lounger

        On the Visual tab of the editor, if you click the last regular toolbar button “Toggle Toobar (Shift+Alt+Z)” you get an additional row of toolbar buttons.

        Don’t use the toolbar button “A ▼ (Text Color)” to change the text color.

        It will look fine until you post the message where upon it turns into unrecognized HTML tag code like span style=”color: #ff0000;” … span within less and greater symbols.

        HP Compaq 6000 Pro SFF PC / Windows 10 Pro / 1803
        Intel®Core™2 “Wolfdale” E8400 3.0 GHz / 4.00 GB
        EyesOnWindows

      • #2019714 Reply
        Kirsty
        Da Boss

        Yes, the site uses Simple BBCodes only

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      • #2019738 Reply
        EyesOnWindows
        AskWoody Lounger

        Just to be clear…

        Colors work too. Here’s how I did my signature:

        my_sig1

        • This reply was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by MrJimPhelps.
        • This reply was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by MrJimPhelps.

        So here are some BBCodes to set text color:

        [color color=#7F7F7F]gray[/color] [color color=#FF0000]red[/color] [color color=#00FF00]green[/color] [color color=#0000FF]blue[/color]

        Here is the result of using them:
        gray red green blue

        HP Compaq 6000 Pro SFF PC / Windows 10 Pro / 1803
        Intel®Core™2 “Wolfdale” E8400 3.0 GHz / 4.00 GB
        EyesOnWindows

      • #2019744 Reply
        EyesOnWindows
        AskWoody Lounger

        See also, from the Forum Alphabetical Order bbCode List:

        Each code post is presented by giving the name, followed on the next line by the command.

        To get the bbCode to show here:
        [ pre ] was used at start information without spaces.
        [ /pre ] was used at end information without spaces.

        bold
        text
        ————–
        color
        text
        ————–
        center
        
        text
        ————– image ————– italic text ————– left
        text
        ————– link https://www.askwoody.com/ ————– ordered list
        1. text
        2. text
        ————– quote
        text
        ————– right
        text
        ————– size text ————– strikeover text ————– unordered list
        • text
        • text
        ————– underline text

        Click on the post link to see the actual BBCodes since postquote used here interpreted them instead in what appears to be a bug in WordPress…

        HP Compaq 6000 Pro SFF PC / Windows 10 Pro / 1803
        Intel®Core™2 “Wolfdale” E8400 3.0 GHz / 4.00 GB
        EyesOnWindows

        • #2019832 Reply
          Kirsty
          Da Boss

          The use of color in replies has been discouraged in many fora, not just here. For one thing, it invites additional spam attention to the site, and can also cause html issues that need manually addressing by our hard-working volunteer moderators.
          It can be very distracting when reading forum threads – some assume their every post to be important enough to use color to get attention, when it is only attention-seeking, and not relevant to the value of their content.

          It is acceptable in signatures, when used appropriately.

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