I’ve noticed with Themeflood themes i had to change the Style name, Theme Name and then also under Root > Colours > ‘yourthemename’ and then the styles would work successfully. Not sure if that is the case for other developer’s themes though. HTH.
Yeah i noticed that changing the ‘Colors’ tag is not in Will’s guide or at least it wasn’t there when i last looked. Until i found that i couldn’t get them to work properly. Hope it works for you. Mine looks like this:
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the Styles in each page’s Style tab (Page Inspector), as that page of Jonathan’s directs, or
into the Master Style in Settings (RW 7.0.2)
What role does ‘Theme Default’ play? In Flexture, for instance, clicking on ‘Theme Default’ in Settings > Master Style reverts all the Theme’s display parameters to those that ship with Flexture losing all my settings!
And, finally, what about ‘Use Master Style’?
I have successfully edited a Theme Style using BBEdit, although it loses the correct icon; and although the Style’s name seems to need changing in more than that one place in the file’s last six lines.
I can certainly see what’s meant to happen:
save all the theme’s parameters from one Project (or is it from one Theme?)
edit them only inasmuch as you make the Style available to another Theme by changing the appropriate string for that in the XML
load the parameters back into the other Theme/Project
But Where: each Page or the Master Style?
And what of the effect that Master Style has?
TIA to anyone who’s really made this work for any guidance you can offer!
I’ve come across a further bug in this customizing of themes issue.
I can no longer change the theme styles for ThemeFlood’s Black Theme. The changes - e.g. to Background don’t stick.
The every helpful Will can’t reproduce it and tentatively attributes it to a (known?) preview bug in RW 7 (I have 7.0.2). And that different Themes may handle the creation and management of (custom) styles differently.
RM tech support - also doing a sterling job at what must be an unimaginably busy time for them - suggest that Themes can’t have their styles changed at all, and that it’s necessary to recreate them in circumstances such as the ones I’m hoping for some help with in this thread.
Does anyone else agree that, if we’re to work elegantly with Themes’ Styles, this really does need to be cleared up once and for all.
In the end, I decided on the ‘analogue’ (!) solution - and it worked perfectly, though may be more time consuming.
Instead of risking editing Themes’ and their Styles’ parameters in the file(s), I simply took a series of screen grabs of the settings from the source Theme and eyedropped the colours, reproduced exactly all other settings in the Target Theme.