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How do I edit text in AUTHORS_NOTES and COMMENTS?
murphy at 3:35PM, June 22, 2006
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I want to edit the text in my AUTHORS_NOTES and COMMENTS. How do I do that…?
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murphy at 3:53PM, June 22, 2006
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I meant the font and format, not the words that are written.
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murphy at 5:10PM, June 22, 2006
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Here's my comic.

See how all my text is Times New Roman, all the links are blue before you press them, and all the links are purple after you press them?

This is completely unlike the Skull template wherein the links are a bold black, and all the text is a small, nice-looking type.

That's the font style and link color settings. They can't be changed with normal tags like:
<font color=>
<body alink=black vlink=orange link=red>

Instead, some other type of code is needed. It looks to be the CSS code. But I'm no expert in CSS, and when I copy/pasted the code that's use in the Skull template, it made everything change colors, but not the right colors.
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ozoneocean at 5:21PM, June 22, 2006
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You use CSS.
The stuff you put in between the head and style tags… Here's an example of the text type being defined for some elements:

<head>
<style type="text/css">
p,table,td {
font-family: verdana, arial, sans serif;
font-size: 11px;
color: #000000;
}
</style>
</head>

That will make the almost all of your text, including your comments, black, size 11 and sans serif because it specifies the text type for those particular elements (Paragraphs, tables, table data cells…). You could do one for the “body” tag, or any other HTML element you'd prefer.
 
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ozoneocean at 5:49PM, June 22, 2006
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In fact, here's a whole LOT of CSS for you to play with!!!!!!!
It's some of the CSS I use in the Black and White 2 template. Look at the values closely for each element and change them to what you would prefer:


<style type="text/css">

BODY {
scrollbar-face-color: #ffffff;
scrollbar-highlight-color: #ffffff;
scrollbar-3dlight-color: #888888;
scrollbar-darkshadow-color: #333333;
scrollbar-shadow-color: #555555;
scrollbar-arrow-color: #000000;
scrollbar-track-color: #333333;
}

p,table,td {
font-family: verdana, arial, sans serif;
font-size: 11px;
color: #000000;
}

input, textarea {
background-color: #ffffff;
font-family: Verdana;
font-size: 11px;
color: #000000;
letter-spacing: 1px;
border: 2px solid #000000;
padding: 1px;
}

option, select {
background-color: #ffffff;
font-family: Verdana;
font-size: 11px;
color: #000000;
letter-spacing: normal;
border: 1px solid #000000;
padding: 0px;
}

A:link {
color: #000000;
font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size: 11px;
font-style: normal; line-height: normal;
font-weight: bold;
font-variant: normal;
text-decoration: underline;
}

A:visited {
color: #000000;
font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size: 11px;
font-style: normal;
line-height: normal;
font-weight: bold;
font-variant: normal;
text-decoration: underline;
}

A:active {
color: #000000;
font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size: 11px;
font-style: normal;
line-height: normal;
font-weight: bold;
font-variant: normal;
text-decoration: underline;
}

A:hover {
color: #999999;
font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
text-decoration: none;
font-size: 11px;
font-style: normal;
line-height: normal;
font-weight: bold;
font-variant: normal;
}

</style>
 
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murphy at 3:40AM, June 23, 2006
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Thank you very much. That's exactly what I needed.

Oh, and one last question. Is it possible to make my AUTHORS_NOTES font (color/style) different from that of the COMMENTS?
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ozoneocean at 4:06AM, June 23, 2006
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Well let's see shall we?
Yes, it should be possible.
Here is a way I can think of off-hand:

User comments apear in seperate little tables, so you can simply use this CSS for user comments:
table,td {
font-family: verdana, arial, sans serif;
font-size: 11px;
color: #000000;
}

(notice I ommit the “p” tag?)
-And for your author comments you could either a seperately defined “p” tag, or a new custom tag. Just so long as you remeber to enclose your author comments with either one.

For example, a seperately defined “p” tag:
p {
font-family: verdana, arial, sans serif;
font-size: 12px;
color: #ffffff;
}

-And when you use it to make your comments different you just do this:
<p><!–[AUTHORS_NOTES=400]–></p>

See? Easy peasy!

If you'd rather use a custom tag, it might look like this:
.author_comments {
font-family: verdana, arial, sans serif;
font-size: 12px;
color: #ffffff;
}

-And you'd use it like this:
<style class="author_comments"><!–[AUTHORS_NOTES=400]–></style>

(advanced: you may use “div” instead of style, or any other normal HTML tag)

Actually, you could just surround your author comments in normal HTML “font” tags to change them, if you'd prefer to do it that way:
<font color="#993333" size="3" face="Courier New, Courier, mono"><!–[AUTHORS_NOTES=400]–></font>
 
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murphy at 12:40PM, June 23, 2006
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Awesome, thank you very, very much!
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ozoneocean at 2:08PM, June 23, 2006
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No problem
 
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Terminal at 2:20PM, June 23, 2006
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Ozone, you should make a guide to CCS. :D

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ozoneocean at 2:09AM, June 24, 2006
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Ozone, you should make a guide to CCS. :D
Kennedy's link is better for genral CSS knowledge than what I'd have time to write Myyo ^_^
My advice is more specific for DD usage.
Thanks for the vote of confidence though.
 
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Terminal at 11:25PM, June 24, 2006
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Stickied.

This is actually a good question.

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