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Fabini Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

I am having trouble changing a hyperlink color.

My default is red and I wwant it to be blue.

I create a new hyperlink, modify the font, size, and color as I want.

I "Create Character Style From Selection".

When I use Link Inspector - Enable as a hyperlink - email, it changes font and size, but not color.

The default red is always used.

 

This happens if I make the text a link first or if I make the changes first and then make it a link.

 

What am I doing wrong?

 

Default:  My Hyperlink

Desire:   My Hyperlink

 

Muchas Gracias

  • Fabini Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    This baffles me, my text is designated as blue, but the hyperlink overrides it and sets it to the defaullt of red.

    blunred.jpg

  • georginalester Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am experiencing the same thing. I have tried to create a new font in the font inspector but can't seem to make that work either.

     

    I have noticed that it does change the font colour when previewed on the iPad although when exported as a PDF it keeps the red. My document is white on black and the red just looks awful.

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    Did you see my iBA Tips and Tricks 01?

     

    ...should be the first tip at the top.

  • Fabini Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    Thanks KT, yes I did look there. I also used the Help file and the User Manual. Following directions, this keeps occuring.

  • Fabini Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    georginalester - I just fired up my iPad and previewed the book to take a look at the links. They are all red. Boo Hoo

     

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    Wait! I typed too soon. One test hyperlink was correctly formatted & blue. Now I have to figure out why that one instance, and why it does not give correct feedback in iBooks Author. Interesting.

     

    Message was edited by: Fabini

  • georginalester Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @KT Awesome! That worked.... Thank you

     

    @Fabini - was just going to say Boo Hoo - but then I saw that you have edited your reply! So ....

     

    Fantastic.

     

    I love it when things just work straight away.

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

     

     

    Thanks for the followup and good luck w/your books.

     

    Ken

  • Fabini Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    georginalester wrote:

     

    @Fabini - was just going to say Boo Hoo - but then I saw that you have edited your reply! So ....

    I haven't been as lucky as you. What appears to be happening for me is all the hyperlinks appear red in iBooks Author. However, one (but not all) of my attempts comes out as I wish after Previewing the book on my iPad.

     

    So I am about to run a test and figure out how I can get my hyperlinks to appear as I wish in both places. I'll post my results.

     

    Do all your reformatted hyperlinks look fine in both places?

     

    Cheers

  • georginalester Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @Fabini - It does work although I noticed that I had to 'trick' it into believing that I was doing soemthing different. Being completely new to this, I am not sure whether this is entirely accurate but heyho - I can only try!

     

    For some reason when I tried to edit the hyperlink the first time, it wouldn't let me redefine the style but instead thought that I was using the same formatting as "Figure Reference" which of course

     

    I got around it by giving the Figure Reference everything that I didn't want - different colour, removed underline, etc. and then selected something I wanted to  hyperlink giving that the format, colour, etc that I did want. That allowed me to redefine the style from selection. That also updated all the other hyperlinks in the book. I have looked at it in Preview but not exported to PDF but it matches on both design display on iBooks Author and on the iPad.

     

    Does that make sense at all?

  • Fabini Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    Here's my procedure for making a formatted hyperlink:

    hyperlink4.jpg

    After making the text blue, right-clicking on Hyperlink in the Styles Drawer does not allow me to make a new hyperlink style from selection.

     

    If you can show me the error of my ways, I greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

  • Fabini Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    Geo - Yes you make sense. What I took from it is that you make the changes to Figure Reference before switching to Email. Correct? I'll give it a try.

  • georginalester Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @Fabini - I would look to see which "Style" it highlights when you highlight the text and then see if it switches to another "Style" when you try to amend it. I noticed that it kept going to "Figure Reference" every time I tried to change "Hyperlink". For you it might be different.

  • Fabini Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    ipad screen shot.jpg

    Here is a screen shot from my iPad. Note that the last hyperlink is correctly in blue. It shows as red in iBooks Author on my iMac.

  • Fabini Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    Here is how a new Hyperlink 2 looks on my iMac in iBooks Author:

    onmac.jpg

    The Character Style is blue, but the text stays red. And here it is on my iPad:

    onipad.jpg

    Hard to see, but it is in blue as it should be.

     

    So why do my efforst to modify show up correctly on the Mac?

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