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Clean look to block look... how do I go back?

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I had a very clean look (no block outlines on the right side) and then added a block from the wizard and suddenly there are drawn blocks everywhere. Does any one know how to get back to a clean look? I'd love to share an image of this, but the snipping tool doesn't create a url.

Thanks in advance,
Stephen Borick


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Put:

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[surround="boxless_space"]
...
[/surround]
around it.


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Adding this to docs….

Most of the default block templates put a box around the block to make things appear clear/regular. Most designers don't like the "boxy" look, however.

If you'd like to make things more subtle, with headers and dividers, wrapping this Comcode around the blocks automatically activates some overriding styles:

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[surround="boxless_space"]
...
[/surround]

The box and de-boxed styles are not ocPortal "features" per-se, it's just a part of our default theme's CSS/templates, and a convention baked into the product.


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Yep it took away the boxes, but it also changed the font type as well as took away word wrap. Looks like I'll need to rebuild the site again. 

yikes,
Stephen
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If you copy and paste text direct into the WYSIWYG error, it may carry along some styles with it. I think font/wrapping behaviour may have carried over by copy&pasting from the code box above.

You can solve this a number of ways…
  1. Manually type it
  2. Copy and paste into Windows notepad, then copy out of Windows notepad, then paste into the editor
  3. Turn off WYSIWYG
  4. Paste into the editor source view
  5. Use the "Paste as plain text" button in the WYSIWYG editor

Rebuilding a whole site just because you're not used to the editor yet is extreme to say the least. Even if you just wanted to restore the page from before your changes you could, because all revisions are kept (you need to use the separate Comcode page editor for that though, not the Zone editor).

I'd really recommend anyone building a site layout to learn HTML and CSS, but at least be comfortable laying out some simple Comcode tags with the WYSIWYG off as you'll need to have an idea of the code that determines how things get laid out.


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