i chaps, so I thought I was getting my head around styles and was being really disciplined, I hope I can explain my dilemma.
I created a body style to apply to all new text … it happens to be white … I applied it to a word that I added an external link to (it defaulted to the link royal blue colour) I don’t want that blue so changed it to a lighter blue which created a new style which I renamed ‘light blue’ … so then I highlighted one at a time all my other links that were in the royal blue (body) and hit my new style ‘light blue’ excellent, we’re getting along famously … all my links when I highlight them show they have 2 styles ‘body’ and ‘light blue’ … I then created a new link and, when highlighted, I see in the styles palette ‘body’ and ‘light blue’ BUT it is in royal blue and it’s that royal blue in the Inspector palette. Does the inspector palette override the styles palette and should I just change the colour in the inspector ?
Many thanks to anyone who’s lasted the course and read through all of this drivel … Roger
The thing to remember – always – is to never style links directly, that is by clicking on them and altering their color. This way lies madness.
Instead, always work at one or more removes, as outlined above. Either select the element that contains the link text and set the link styles there using the Link segment of the Style tab of the Inspector, or select the page (click anywhere blank on the page or pasteboard, so nothing is selected) and use the same tab on the Page Inspector.
If you avoid applying any local style beyond a bold or italic phrase, stick to applying paragraph styles to change the text on your page, and leave the links as unmodified as possible, you will have the most flexibility in making your links look and behave the way you want them to.