iWork and Text Color

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

  1. r.gen macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2010
    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


    Jul 17, 2008
    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.


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