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Add background color text styles to TextEdit
Authored by: NeutronMonk on May 26, '05 12:33:36PM

I'm not sure I understand this hint... TextEdit has always had the ability to set the background and font colors. Open up the Font panel (command+T) and make sure the "effects" pane is visible by clicking on the gear icon in the lower left corner. TextEdit also does lovely shadows.



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Add background color text styles to TextEdit
Authored by: robg on May 26, '05 12:38:43PM

The author of the hint doesn't speak English as their native language, and perhaps I did a bad job in the editing. But here's what I think the point is: yes, TextEdit will let you change the background color for the document. But you can't have, for instance, a section of white-on-black text followed by a section of green-on-blue text.

This hint will let you do this, by saving those colored blocks as custom styles. In my testing, I couldn't figure out how to get TextEdit to save the background information with a style; it just saved font size, family, color, etc.

Maybe I'm doing something wrong?

-rob.



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Add background color text styles to TextEdit
Authored by: NeutronMonk on May 26, '05 01:10:48PM

Oh, O.K. I see now. :) Actually useful... I might have to play with TextEdit's Styles some more now.



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