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This is confusing!
My brother wrote on April 6th about a different issue and . . . .Zak replied correctly for that issue, which we found out through tech support.
BACK TO THE ORIGINAL QUESTION AND YOUR REPLY: Per your peply, the widget I am using is MENU / HORIZONTAL.
Let me try to clarify: The menu widget has three componets that you click through
1. the whole nav bar
2. the cell the text cell is in
3. the tyext cell -- and of course the text.
It is that second click that I am talking about. That cell I want to give a color. I can give it a color, but the color is not applied to the other cells at the same level even though the Edit Together is checked.
Now if I bring in a fresh horizontal widget it works. But why the original one does not fill I cannot figure out. I can send you a screen campture if you like so you can see that the settings are the same.
I cannot repeat the problem, but the nav bar seems to work fine.
I am just now learning Muse so I do not know what I am doing. Here is my practice site with the original nav bar:
I could start over, but would like to know if I did something that has caused the Edit Together feature to stop working.
Are you talking about the nav bar in the footer?
It sounds like it might just be a bug. If you cannot repeat the problem, and it works when you add a new nav-bar... it's probably just a bug in the program. Recreating the nav-bar should fix the issue. I'm sorry for the inconvenience...
You should report the bug in this forum!
I have a related problem.
Adobe Muse Classroom in a book, p71
Edit the appearance of the menu bar
Design:Menu (no states)
1. View = Fit Page in Window;
2. extend menu to the right to 720px
3. Window= Transform; change height to 38
4. Select fill in the control panel
5. Select Solid; select "any red color"….
Problem: the menu bar does not fill with color
Yes, that worked. However, after trying out the Gradiant, the Book says to change the color (of the menu bar) back to none. Again, I had to select each box ('Menu item'), but when I selected color none, the color reverted to white and the text dissapeared. Specifically, the text was not in the Text Frames. When I select the color again the text returns to the Text Frames.
How do I correct that problem: remove the color from the menu bar but not erase the content in the Text Frames?
It may help if I explain the structure of a menu in Design view. If you click once, that selects the menu widget. At that point the Control Strip should say "Menu" at the far left. If you click again that selects a menu item and the Control Strip should say "Menu Item". If you click again on the text in a menu item that selects the menu item label text frame and the Control Strip should say "Label".
Each of these items can be be selected and formatted, but the Label is on top of the Menu Item and the Menu Items are on top of the Menu widget. Therefore if the menu items have a solid fill color and there's no padding or gutter values set in the Spacing panel, then the fills from the menu items will completely obscure whatever fill the menu widget might have.
I managed to delete this comment
http://forums.adobe.com/message/4811626#4811626 (how clever was that!)
Maybe you can find it.
The problem is that I can not fill the Menu Widget with color. Anshul said to select the Menu item. Zak (and Adobe Muse Classroom in a Book) seemed to instruct that the Menu(widget) could and should be filled with color. I found later that trying to place the menu on top to of an image container (top-nav.png) did not result in the menu bar taking the color of 'top-nav'. I must be missing something in the settings of the menu bar.
This what the Menu looks like after my attempt to insert color