why does my font color change when I ad URL?

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I highlighted my black bold words and added a link to it. Now it is light blue and underlined. How do I keep it bold black and not underlined?
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Chances are you have viewed the page and thus you see the page visited colors. First time viewers will see your original link colors. The idea is that it shows the visitor where they have been. Click on Page Settings > Background, Links, Footer > Link Style to change the font colors for your links.
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Hi mjensenwriter7122,

Those instructions will change the color for you, but the text is always underlined for links.  You can change this with code.  In the Page settings > Advanced, in the head section, you can place the following code.

<style type="text/css">
a {font-family : Garamond; Font-size : 14px; text-decoration : none}
a:link {color : #8F826F}
a:visited {color : #8F826F}
a:active {color : #8F826F}
a:hover {color : #8F826F}
</style>

This code will override the settings, so it will control the various colors, so you will need to find the colors.  You want the hexidecimal value for the color.

Thanks

Drew
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I would recommend against removing the underline. It's considered a best practice in web site building. Why? Well, it's the one thing that will indicate to the viewer that it is indeed a link and if they click on it they will go someplace. People often eliminate the underline and just bold the text, but you find bolded text throughout a site that aren't links. The easier and simpler you make the journey through your site the more apt you are to keep your viewers - make them stop and think and you interrupt their train of thought. You want to keep them focused on the reason they came to your site, not on trying to figure out if something is or isn't a link.

Just my 2¢
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susan2829,

I'll throw my 2¢ in with yours. Simpler is better.  You can get away with it, if you have very recognizable colors and maybe use the code above to have something different happen on hover.  There are more effects available for links when using CSS, so you might research them if you decide to go this route.

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Drew


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