I'm using the utility to compare two documents: a .FM and a .FIM. I've set the colors for the diff in the menu Special --> Track Text Edits --> Configure Color. But when I run the command Utilities --> Compare Documents, the colors used are a very light green (for marking the added text) and a red for deleted text, which does not match the colors I've picked for the Configure Color step.
Any suggestion on how to change these colors when comparing documents would be very appreciated,
Yes. That file uses condition tags:
You can edit the colors (and styles) by clicking the Edit (pencil) button in the Conditional Tags pod (in the Special menu in Fm12 and the Insert menu starting in 2017 for others who may have the same question down the road):
Thank you so much for your detailed and helpful answer! This did it.
Barb, I noticed that the change applies to each document. Is there a way to do it so it applies to all documents in a book?
Are the compare files actually in your book?
The way to apply changes to all files in a book is via File > Import > Formats:
Watch the checkmarks closely. If you import the wrong settings and the files are closed when you do so, there is no undo.
That's a great idea indeed! Since I want to change the color of the insertion in a frame make documents created when running the "Compare documents" utility on each chapter (there are 16 documents or chapters), then I would have to
It's definitely doable. I just wished there were some simpler way to change these colors without the creation of an artificial book
Well, the files don’t *need* to be in a book. You can also use File > Import > File to import the formatting from one file to another. But if you have a number of files that you want to change, the faux-book might make it quicker.