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In NOF 7.5, we have a largely new set of Style View Menu Options. We have already talked about how the Set Style, Remove Unused Active SiteStyles and Add to Active Styles options work. Let's look at the remaining options now.

New Blank Site Style

OK, this isn't exactly brand new: in older NOF versions, it was simply New Style. If you selected New Style, NOF would prompt you to pick an existing style to base the new style on, or Blank to create one from scratch.

    TIP: It's often faster to modify a fully designed style than it is to create one from scratch. If you have already created other custom SiteStyles, complete with Text Tab CSS font formatting and other desirable attributes,

  • Use NOF 7.5's Duplicate SiteStyle option to create a new SiteStyle with the same properties as an existing one.

What's new in 7.5 is the way the New Blank SiteStyle process works.

  1. In Style View's left pane, select Active SiteStyles. (Unless you do this, NOF 7.5 grays out the option to create a New Blank SiteStyle.)
  2. Click New Blank SiteStyle.
    NOF 7.5 displays an empty box below Active SiteStyles with a flashing cursor, prompting you to enter the name for your new style.
  3. Name your new style with a unique name, and
  4. Press Enter.

The right pane of Style View shows a completely blank SiteStyle. Set up the new SiteStyle just as you did in earlier versions of NOF.

When you are done, you can click the Set Style button to assign the style to your site.

If you want to make your new style available to your other NOF projects, do the following:

  1. Select the new style in Active SiteStyles, and
  2. In Style View's left pane, drag and drop the SiteStyle to the Local SiteStyles folder.

NOF copies the style.

New SiteStyles Folder

Create a New SiteStyles Folder if you want to organize your Local SiteStyles. For example, you might want to put custom styles in a folder named after a particular project, or family of SiteStyles.

To create a New SiteStyles Folder,

  1. In Style View's left pane, click to select Local SiteStyles
  2. On the Style View menu, select Style, New SiteStyles Folder
  3. A prompt appears, requesting you to enter the name of the new folder.
  4. Enter the new folder name, and press Enter.
     

NOF moves the folder into alphabetical position within the Local SiteStyles folder. You may now move other Local SiteStyles or Active SiteStyles into the new folder.

To place styles in your new folder,

  1. In Style View's left pane, click to select the style
  2. Drag and drop the style to the folder

When you drag and drop a style from the Active SiteStyles folder, NOF copies the SiteStyle. When you drag and drop from within Local SiteStyles to a folder, NOF moves the SiteStyle.

Duplicate SiteStyle

Duplicate SiteStyle is a one-click way to create a "clone" of an existing SiteStyle. To make a duplicate SiteStyle,

  1. Right Click any SiteStyle
  2. Choose Duplicate SiteStyle
    NOF prompts you to enter the new name.
  3. Enter the name
  4. Press Enter.

You have just created what old versions of NOF called a new style, based on an existing style.

    TIP: Whenever you want to edit a SiteStyle, always duplicate the style. That way, if you don't like the changes, you can simply delete the new style, and you have not lost anything.

Delete SiteStyles Volume

You can delete a SiteStyles Volume only if you have created a new one with Add SiteStyles Source. NOF does not allow you to delete the default SiteStyles volumes (Active SiteStyles, Local SiteStyles, or Online SiteStyles).

Edit Text Styles

Edit Text Styles opens the Text Styles dialog, limited to the scope Styles in SiteStyle. This option and dialog are unchanged from NOF MX and 7.0.

Team gotFusion generally does not recommend using the Text Styles dialog to alter or create new text formatting options from within Style View. Instead, you should

  • Use the Text tab in Style View, and
  • Use Text, Edit Text Styles in Page View.

For more information, see Cascading Stylesheets (CSS) Tutorial.

 

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