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  • 15. Re: Print colours of community pages
    seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,990 points)

    You're going beyond the call of duty, turingtest2.   I'm going to have to ask Apple for a special extra bank of goodie points. 

  • 16. Re: Print colours of community pages
    seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,990 points)

    And herein lies the key.   When I press other ... it doesn't bring up a dilogue box.

  • 17. Re: Print colours of community pages
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,595 points)

    seventy one wrote:

     

    And herein lies the key.   When I press other ... it doesn't bring up a dilogue box.

     

    Bother...

     

    tt2

  • 18. Re: Print colours of community pages
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,505 points)

    HI,

     

    I copied the said text to TextEdit and Saved as a .css but it also added .rtf

    Went to File in Documents and removed the .rtf bit when it asked me to confirm.

     

    Said Advanced place looks like this on mine

    Screen Shot 2012-06-06 at 21.42.04

     

     

    AS you can see I finally got ACS.css in there.

     

    I had several more steps.

    First the Text Edit version was not recognised with the Other link.

    I could change the place to Documents by the TextEdit version was not recognised as readable by the Safari link.

     

    I used Dreamweaver to Open it and this then allowed Safari to access it.

     

    However I am not seeing the Black text as your pic

     


    9:50 PM      Wednesday; June 6, 2012


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  • 19. Re: Print colours of community pages
    seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,990 points)

    Hello Ralph,

     

    Very kind of you to show interest in my question.   Looks like I've caused a lot of work for some very kind people and the solution is as far away as ever.

     

    I think I should clarify what prompted me; it"s all a matter of sight.   I can see and read the blue print used for community pages but it blurs within a few minutes and the pages become unreadable.   It may well be due to the reflective glass screen of my iMac.    Yet strangely, I can read what I type in black with little problem.

     

    I read snippets that suggest there may be an alternate screen available on the upcoming new models (nb. this is NOT speculation, Mr Moderator) ... but if that should come about my problem could be solved.  As it is, I am reluctant to cover the screen with non reflective plastic with all the complications that might bring.

  • 20. Re: Print colours of community pages
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,595 points)

    Looks like I messed up that download link earlier. Try downloading this file: http://samsoft.org.uk/download/asc.css

     

    tt2

  • 21. Re: Print colours of community pages
    seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,990 points)

    Okay; downloaded that.   Assuming you've read Ralph John's contribution ... should I copy and paste it and then follow his route or yours?

  • 22. Re: Print colours of community pages
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,595 points)

    Hopefully the direct download will behave properly where TextEdit(?) was confusing the issue.

     

    I guess you can either try browsing after pressing Other... or, if you can work out which folder is being displayed when you first click it, you could put the file there ready.

     

    Slightly concerned that having got the file connected Ralph can't see the changes. As yet I've concentrated on the styles used on the communities pages in discussions view. If we can get it working at all then I can always tweak the css to adjust other pages to suit.

     

    tt2

  • 23. Re: Print colours of community pages
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,595 points)

    While I've been focusing on the high-tech approach I've been reminded by Ronda Wilson that I have neglected to mention a trick you may already be aware of. Pressing "Cmd +" will enlarge the content on screen which may make it more legible. Depending on your screen size this might not be ideal as zooming in might mean you can no longer see the full width of the page, nevertheless it is a useful tool to have in your arsenal. Great for making sense of "Captcha" images!

     

    tt2


  • 24. Re: Print colours of community pages
    seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,990 points)

    Yes.   I thought about that possibility last night and wrote another question on the Forum which you may have seen and Ronda sent me the answer for.   Still don't know how I could have overlooked that, but bless her, all the same.

     

    I didn't want to use Cmd +, partly  because I'm just a touch lazy and don't want to keep having to adjust things.  Ronda's solution is perfect in Safari and obviates the need for the black script but I still haven't found a similar facility in Firefox ... hint, hint ?

     

    Thanks again turingtest2

  • 25. Re: Print colours of community pages
    seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,990 points)

    turingtest2

     

    And I think I've found the Firefox one now through Firefox preferences > content > default font (advanced) > and deselect 'Allow pages to choose their own fonts'.

     

    So in terms of legibility I think the matter is closed now but I shan't easily forget your kind interest and effort.

  • 26. Re: Print colours of community pages
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,595 points)

    You're most welcome.

     

    tt2

  • 27. Re: Print colours of community pages
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,505 points)

    Hi tt2,

     

    I Clicked the link to the Download although Firefox opened it as a "page'

    I used Save As and saved it as acs1.css and it saved with a big CSS on the icon.

     

    This one works    (The other still shows as a greyed out item that can't be selected despite the strange linking to it yesterday)

     

    Small-ish (not full sized anyway) pic

    iChat: Applications: Apple Support Communities
    Uploaded with Skitch!

     

    I had forgoteen that I myself use the Firefox method to resize the smaller text.

    And I think I've found the Firefox one now through Firefox preferences > content > default font (advanced) > and deselect 'Allow pages to choose their own fonts'.

     

    I let them use their Own Fonts but make sure the minimum size is about 14

     

     


    7:46 PM      Thursday; June 7, 2012


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  • 28. Re: Print colours of community pages
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,595 points)

    Excellent. I suspect minimum font sizes will prove the most useful in the long run since they will improve the visibility of small text on every web page, not just here. Still, good to know why it wasn't working (sort of) and a way to make it work another time. Thanks.

     

    Found the text size control in Chrome too. Settings > Advanced Settings > Customise Fonts > Minimum Font Size.

     

    tt2

  • 29. Re: Print colours of community pages
    seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,990 points)

    Hello Ralph,

     

    Another thank you for your interest.   The Firefox 'find' I had picked up on in a post earlier but I should have waited !

     

    The magnification of the screen content has obviated all need for the black typeset.

     

    Nontheless I am happy and grateful to forum friends.