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  • Do not use the extended visual toolbar button to change the text color.

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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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    This topic contains 4 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Kirsty 2 months ago.

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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 8 months, 2 weeks ago by  MrJimPhelps.
      • This reply was modified 8 months, 2 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

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    • #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…

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      • #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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