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Overriding the text colour of an auto format

 April 29, 2013
by Flavio Mester

Overriding the text colour in YWD Designer

Auto formats are styles that you can create in YWD Designer / Layout / Auto formats. You can apply an auto format globally (e.g. to all Word Processor content blocks) or specifically to a content block (by editing the content block and assigning the auto format to it).

YWD now lets you override the text colour “inside” the auto format. For instance, let’s say the text in my website is set to black by default against my page’s white background, but I’ve created a content block and assigned a dark background image to it (see this post). In this case, I’d like to have that text appearing in a light colour there, otherwise it would be really hard to read it.

So in YWD Designer I defined one of my auto formats as having a light yellow text override. And I’ve set that content block to use that auto format. Now my text shows in yellow inside that auto format “box”, as well as any other content blocks for which I’ve assigned the same auto format.


Flavio Mester

Flavio Mester is a graphic designer as well as a systems analyst (in a distant life he was an architect). A founding partner of Your Web Department, he's responsible for the design and development of all the YWD website management platform interfaces.
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