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Blog Editor Colors/Typefaces

         Volume One - Number Two


As the "devs" continue to work on the Blog Editor and deliver enhancements, AR Bloggers have the opportunity to learn new techniques. It took me a few tries but I think I've mastered the adding colors changes for posts and LOVE IT!

Please add other tips for this color feature in the comments. I am confident that others have found even more ways to use it than I have so far.


1.  The at the top of the image above near the title indicates where the text color dropdown menu may be located. (The arrow here, by the way, is available via the Ω icon among the "command buttons" on the "toolbar". And the symbols button offers a search bar - easy to type in what is wanted!

After I highlighted a word, I clicked on the color I wanted. The color chosen shows up as a color bar under the "A" after it is selected.

If I want to remove the color and return to black, there are two options. I may re-highlight the word in color and then click on the black square. Newly added, there is the option to highlight the word and then click on the "slash" which will remove the color and the word returns to black.

Another feature is really exciting!
Click on the icon of the artist palette and become that artist yourself.

What you see with that click are two measures: the circle indicating where the color is in the large block on left and the NUMBERS that compose that color. Now they are all "0" so the color block at the bottom right is black. In addition, you see a bar of color options with a slider.

To demonstrate how one may change to an UNLIMITED RANGE of colors now as all the new features roll out, I left-clicked and held the cursor on the circle so I could move it. Numbers change and the square at the bottom right changes to the selected color.


To demonstrate another way to change the color, I moved the sliding bar on the center color range bar. The large square on the bottom right will adapt to the new selection. The circle adjusts to the move. Still possible to move circle if a slight color adjustment is wanted.

8.    OK - yes -
I am really excited about how easily the new option works. Look at this - now the blue chosen and the green chosen appear in the Color Picker chart - ready and waiting if I want to use that exact same color again. (If you look at the images in #3 and #4, you see the pre-programmed colors available,)

Somewhere in my memory, I remember a class with Bob Stewart (or was it with  Bob Stewart ?) where he suggested not using colors and then only red if one HAD TO HAVE color. Wonder if I am remembering that properly? Now the colors we may use are unlimited!

While we are on the subject of colors, let's look at the new capacity to choose colors for HIGHLIGHTING. Yup - the entire palette is available in this option the same as it is available for the text option. 


ONE MORE TIDBIT --- Although not about colors - many different typefaces are available now for AR Bloggers to use - 14 in English plus one in Greek and both Webdings and Wingdings.                                                                                                                   

    Enjoy your day! All the best - Lynn


Brian England - hope this meets your expectations! Lynn

Comments (13)

Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This definitely meets my expectations, haha.  I almost didn't even catch the mention.  I will have to try this out and spruce up some of my posts with some color!

Jan 15, 2021 05:28 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Brian England 
Glad I met your expectations and THANKS for the re-blog. We each have different followers so each reblog of "techie" topics helps others get acclimated. Enjoy your day! Lynn

Jan 15, 2021 06:36 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Lynn B. Friedman interesting stuff. I would have thought after Ben's last AR call that we would not have this option except for agent only blogs.

Jan 15, 2021 06:25 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Rocky Dickerson   Thank you for stopping by! Glad you found it interesting. More to come. Lynn

Jan 15, 2021 06:39 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

The more information that is shared the better we get with our blogs and the more attention they will get.  Thanks for the well prepared post

Jan 15, 2021 06:43 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Ed Silva 
And the more we know about how to get the "techie" side to function easily, the more we may focus on content and - as you say - get "more attention..." All the best - Lynn

Jan 15, 2021 09:26 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you for pointing out the new options.  I had not even realized there was a change.

Jan 15, 2021 07:14 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI 
Big change re: colors and typefaces...
Take care - Lynn

Jan 15, 2021 09:28 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Lynn B. Friedman - I always use red in my calls to action at the bottom of my posts.

Jan 15, 2021 09:44 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Grant Schneider - I believe that was Bob Stewart's comment - red, 
Thanks for coming by to read! Lynn

Jan 15, 2021 09:29 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lynn there is a number of useful new tools available to us now on AR.  We use to be very limited in the comment section especially text color & size, but now much of what is available in writing a blog is also available in comments.

Jan 15, 2021 02:53 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

George Souto 
Lots of fun to get the new options working in our favor!
Take care - Lynn

Jan 15, 2021 09:31 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow it is so nice to see you now actively participating in the platform after a few years underground? What do you attribute this to?  clearly I will have to save this post so when I have time to play I can learn these steps:))Endre

Jan 15, 2021 08:57 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Lynn - obviously, I "missed" this when it was orginally posted so I am glad he made a second appearance thanks to Carol Williams and her SCS Second Chance Saturday selection.  "Seconds" matter.  

Feb 13, 2021 06:07 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thank you Lynn. Appreciate the information and also grateful Carol Williams featured your post today. 

Feb 13, 2021 06:54 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hi Lynn B. Friedman  Great information here and you explained so well. Glad Carol Williams  Featured this as I have missed many posts this week and this one is tech-savvy 

Feb 13, 2021 08:16 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

There won't be any text color changes in the new roll out but I'm sure you can use highlighted words for links etc. I didn't know about the custom color feature. Thanks.

Feb 13, 2021 02:15 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Lynn B. Friedman ,

So glad to see your post featured in Carol Williams Second Chance Saturday Series. Good information to know..thank you for the update!

Feb 13, 2021 07:31 PM