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Re: [StrongED] Re: Export from StrongED

In message <5701cc1329dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
          Dave Symes <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> In article <b63d8c0157.fjgraute@xxxxxxxxx>,
>    Fred Graute <fjgraute@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > In message <570177f666dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >           Dave Symes <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> [Snip]
> > > ***************************************************** 19:16:17.28 **
> > > Error ** Error  : &000000A8 Message:
> > > 'HostFS::HardDisc4.$.WPApps.Strong.ED2.!StrongED.Defaults.Tools.!Export
> > > SED.Formats.DDL' is a directory
> > This may be the cause of the problem, Formats.DDL should be a text file
> > not a directory. Please check if it really is a directory.
> > If it is a directory then something must have gone with the installation
> > of 4.70a12 and a clean install would indeed be a good idea.
> That indeed was the problem.
> All four items in that "...Formats" directory were themselves directories,
> each containing a Basic file "FormatLib" and Text file "StyleSheet".

That tells me that you installed 4.70a12 over the top of an older
version. DO NOT DO THIS.

StrongED has a complicated internal structure with all its modes and
add-ons. It's very likely that this structure will change over time.

For example, in 4.70 the support for bitmap fonts was extended to allow
more font sizes. For this the way fonts are stored had to be changed so
that each X*Y size could have its won directory.

To install a new version of StrongED, delete or move the old version
then put the version from the downloaded archive in its place.

> Now to the next and related problem.  :-(
> Due to eye troubles the SE writable area has to be dark with White text,
> that in itself is no problem, all set up/configured a while back.
> The new problem arises with the Export, beit DDL, DDF or HTML the
> resulting document has a dark background and white text also.

The export facility was originally created to allow printing in colour
which StrongED itself did not yet support. The colours used on screen
are simply exported as style definitions in DDF, DDL or HTML format.

> Does this mean before export something has to be done (I know not what) to
> reverse the colours?

The first question is: are the colours used by StrongED important?
If not, then why not just save the file, as text, to OPro?

If the colours are important then there are two options:

 a) Switch the global colours scheme. By default the standard scheme
    uses black on white, and the alternative scheme uses white on black.
    To export, switch to schemes, export then switch scheme back.
    Assuming that you set up the dark colours in the alternative scheme.
    (Global Choices -> Display -> Use alternative colour scheme)

 b) Create a new mode and set its colours up for export. To export,
    switch to the new mode, export then switch the mode back.
> Alternatively, I know how to change text colour in OvPro but how do I
> change the background (black background) to white?

You'd have to change the style definitions.


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