iWork and Text Color

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by r.gen, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. r.gen macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey just been wondering if its possible to set up a keyboard shortcut for iwork that will change the color of my text as I'm typing? I had a setup back on windows office using macros that worked quite well but going back to office is obviously not an option.
     
  2. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    #2
    You can create a character style, then assign it a hot key.

    Select your colored text and show your styles drawer (View menu).
    Under Character Styles, you'll see "None" and to the right of that is a downward pointing triangle. Select the triangle and you'll see "Create a New Character Style ..." Hit that and you'll be asked to give it a name.

    (That panel also has a downward-pointing triangle where you can set what attributes are in the style. This is a lot easier than the current version of Word I'm using.)

    After you've created a name, and it appears in the Styles Drawer, to the right you'll see another downward-pointing triangle where you can set a hot key (F1...F8). I'd rather have some command or control key combo, but it's better than nothing.

    mt
     

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