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Inverted Background Color
« on: February 05, 2010, 10:39:02 AM »
Because I was used to it in AutoCAD, I inverted my background color. There is a lot of text type things that show up black when the background is white, like distance, that I can't see when the background is black. Is there a way to invert that color so they can be seen on a black background?
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Re: Inverted Background Color
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010, 10:41:40 AM »
the background color of autocad, or the text editor?

Options>>Display....

OH...REVIT....nevermind the above
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Re: Inverted Background Color
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010, 10:43:29 AM »
Solution
To change the background color, go to the Application menu and select Options.  In the Options dialog, select the Graphics tab and select Invert background color to change the background color.  You can also change the color of selected objects, highlighted objects, and objects with a alert.

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Re: Inverted Background Color
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2010, 10:45:48 AM »
I know how to change the background color. I don't know how to change the color of the text so that I can see it with a black background.
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Re: Inverted Background Color
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2010, 10:51:50 AM »
it says you can ALSO change the color of.....selected Items....highlighted Objects....
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Re: Inverted Background Color
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2010, 10:55:58 AM »
Yeah but that list does not include the items I want to change. I'm not an idiot. None of those colors are black. I need to change from black!
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Re: Inverted Background Color
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2010, 10:56:19 AM »
it looks like you will want to investigate
The Filter feature is more advanced and offers a way to modify the display in a view in nearly limitless ways not limited to the display hierarchy alone.

Working with filters is a multi-step process. Naturally the first step is realizing that you have the need to filter something. Next, you use the Filter dialog to set up one or more filter criteria. However, simply creating filters is only the first step. Without applying your filters to the Visibility/Graphic Overrides dialog of a view, they do nothing in your project.
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Re: Inverted Background Color
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2010, 10:57:49 AM »
You are not helping.
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Re: Inverted Background Color
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2010, 11:03:08 AM »
You are not helping.

at least I try....


However as a NON REVIT user...this sure looks like the solution from here....you will need to change the graphics display of those objects...I'll keep looking...and when or if you find the solution...be sure to post it right here...so we will know what the 'solution' you found is. OK?
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Re: Inverted Background Color
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2010, 11:10:06 AM »
You are not helping.

at least I try....


However as a NON REVIT user...this sure looks like the solution from here....you will need to change the graphics display of those objects...I'll keep looking...and when or if you find the solution...be sure to post it right here...so we will know what the 'solution' you found is. OK?

Mr. Farrell,

With all do respect, why would a NON REVIT user try to offer solutions that haven't been verified or are extremely vague? I could go to that other site for answers like those.
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Re: Inverted Background Color
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2010, 11:22:22 AM »
You are not helping.

at least I try....


However as a NON REVIT user...this sure looks like the solution from here....you will need to change the graphics display of those objects...I'll keep looking...and when or if you find the solution...be sure to post it right here...so we will know what the 'solution' you found is. OK?

Mr. Farrell,

With all do respect, why would a NON REVIT user try to offer solutions that haven't been verified or are extremely vague? I could go to that other site for answers like those.

Which is almost exactly the SAME information I am finding from others posting a similar question...the andswers I've provided...are distillations of those.

And from what I ve read it would appear you have 'only' the two options I've found.  Did you apply a graphics dispaly override to that text?

From almost exaclty 1 year ago.....same question different user....http://www.revitcity.com/forums.php?action=viewthread&thread_id=15092 similar solutons as those I have offered...

And as stated, I'm only trying to help.  FWIW
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Re: Inverted Background Color
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2010, 11:26:19 AM »
Thanks but no thanks. You are wasting your time as well as mine.
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Re: Inverted Background Color
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2010, 11:46:26 AM »
Thanks but no thanks. You are wasting your time as well as mine.

be sure to post the 'solution' when you find it; so that all wont be a waste then

then we both will know how to do this (should I ever need to)
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Re: Inverted Background Color
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2010, 11:51:17 AM »
Okay, Mr Farrell.
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Re: Inverted Background Color
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2010, 12:24:16 PM »
there may not be any solution from a comment found at a(n) online blog 
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Changing the background to black is not hard, the problem is that apparently there are items in Revit that will not show or not show correctly if you do so...at least that's what I was told by my trainer. Do you guys know anything about this problem?

 

there was NO replay to this comment....either the blogger is unaware of either the problem or the solution
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