Change font color in editor?

I love writing with a dark background and light text. I know how to do that in full-screen mode, but I can’t seem to find a way to set that up in the normal editor. Is this possible, or am I trying to do something that should not be done?

Sorry if this is in the wrong part of the forum, btw. Please let me know if there’s a better place for the question.


Hi TuxGirl,

In Scrivener>Preferences:Appearance, toward the bottom you’ll see “Customizable Colors.” In that, select “editor” and then “text background” and set your preferred dark color. Then in Preferences:Formatting, set the main text style to whatever color you want to use. This will change the color for all new documents; you can use Documents>Convert>Formatting to Default Text Style to change your pre-existing documents (you can select the lot in the binder and run this command, if you like). If you use titles in Scrivenings, you may also want to change the background color for that to something dark.

You can also set the text color per-project via Project>Text Preferences… if you check the box there to override the main text style, but the background color you set in the Preferences above is a global setting (and it will also appear immediately, not just in new, as you’ll see when you set it).

Thank you! I was trying to do it all in Appearance, and couldn’t find the text color, but your suggestion got me straightened out! Now I don’t have to go to full-screen every time! :slight_smile: