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    Default Adding text over a background image

    I'm new the building of web sites. I've encountered a problem while building my bluevoda website. I've added a background image to my home page and added some text. In bv it looks fine. The problem is that when I preview my page the text shows up with a white background. I want to see the text shown directly on my background image. can anyone advise me on how to fix this

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    Default Re: Adding text over a background image

    Insert the text box, double click it like you are going to add text. Look at the font buttons (near the top of the page), click the one just to the right of the text color (it is the back ground color) and click reset back ground.

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    Default Re: Adding text over a background image

    thanks

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    Default Re: Adding text over a background image

    Hi, I'm creating a new site and would like to know if there is a way to add a shadow to fonts over an image? The font disappears in some sections and I think a shadow would fix this issue... unless anybody has a different idea. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Adding text over a background image

    The only way to add a shadow or a hilite to a font would be to change it to an image or create it as an image in software application like paint shop, paint or corel, photoshop.. something like that.

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    Default Re: Adding text over a background image

    Or make a second copy of the same text, place it on top of the original text and offset it a bit. Make the bottom font one color and the top font another.
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    Default Re: Adding text over a background image

    Hi guys, thanks very much for replying... I spent ages on the logo link trying to find where 'text only' was, then tried Tom's response which works beautifully.
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    Exclamation Re: Adding text over a background image

    Quote Originally Posted by D'son View Post
    Insert the text box, double click it like you are going to add text. Look at the font buttons (near the top of the page), click the one just to the right of the text color (it is the back ground color) and click reset back ground.
    I've got the same problem- resetting background is not solving it
    could you take a look?
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    Default Re: Adding text over a background image

    Make sure that when you are trying to reset the back ground you click on the text box once (so the blue sizing handles show around the text box)then click reset back ground.

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    Red face Re: Adding text over a background image

    Thanks for your quick reply! I'm due to make a presentation of this site tomorrow...

    For me, clicking the box only once does not activate the background color choice. I'm really puzzled by this problem since I've been putting text over my photos for a long time and it always worked.
    I did find the choice of making the text a GIF ( on the drop down menu for the text box). I did that and the background disappeared but now the text is ragged. Is there a better way?

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    Default Re: Adding text over a background image

    Three things to try...

    For type, not for your gif: Delete the trouble maker and try again fresh.

    Or: Highlight the text (by dragging the cursor across it after clicking) and set the background to a color (orange, say) to see if that works on the photo, then do it again with reset option. If that doesn't work, something's messed up.

    To fix your gif: When converting any text to an image (gif), put it on a black background before you convert. That way the little jaggies on the converted type will be black and grey pixels instead of white. Looks better against the photo.
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    Default Re: Adding text over a background image

    Thanks for all the suggestions. None of them worked... and then bingo! when I was setting up to make a GIF I checked once more and the background was gone. wish I knew what I did so someone else could learn from this, but I really don't know.

    the black background for a GIF- (chosen from Properties on the text box drop menu, then check Convert to image, Advanced/ transparency color) - is a neat trick to know. I used it over the photo, but now I don't have to, which is great because the text is much cleaner.

    I'd be sunk without this great forum- thanks again.

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