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    Question Glowing text not working

    I'm experimenting with with glowing text like vBulletin.org uses for its online status indicators in users' posts and it isn't working for me: http://sports-central.org/index2.shtml

    Here's the code I'm using:
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    <TABLE ALIGN=CENTER STYLE=filter:GLOW(color=#000000,strength=#+5)>
    		      <TR>
    			<TD><B><FONT COLOR=#EEEEEE>Sports Newsletter</FONT></B></TD>
    		      </TR>
    		    </TABLE>
    I've tried changing the colors and several other things, but the result is the text barely changed. Thanks in advance...

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    Code:
    style="filter: glow(color=#000000,strength=5); width: 100%;"

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    Is there any chance either of you can post a screenshot showing how that effect looks?

    I'm a Mac user and the MS IE for Mac team haven't impliment filters for our versions.
    Not that I particularly want it*... but I'm just curious to see how it looks.

    so TIA

    (*I don't particularly feel a need for coloured scrollbars either, but opacity filters could come in handy (if added to the standard))
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    Marc, the code you are using worked fine for me on IE6
    (pasted into dreamweaver and hit preview)

    and Bill heres a screen shot for you:

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    Unhappy DirectX 8 can also cause problems with filters.

    I had problems with filter's because of DX8, here's a blurb from MS:


    DirectX 8 installs the DXTRANS.DLL and DXTMSFT.DLL files on Win95 and Win98 with version numbers higher than those installed by IE 5.5. On these platforms only, problems with DX Transform (filter) functionality will be experienced. The order of original installation is important to possible resolution of this issue.

    1. If IE 5.5 was installed first, followed by DirectX 8, uninstallation/reinstallation of IE will restore the pre-DirectX 8 versions of the files saved during the first IE install.

    2. With a reversed order of original installation (DirectX 8 first, then IE 5.5), uninstalling/reinstalling IE will not restore the original DX files. In this case, a workaround of uninstalling IE, followed by manually deleting DXTRANS.DLL and DXTMSFT.DLL, followed by reinstalling IE will result in the correct file versions being restored.

    An IE update is required to install/reinstall higher versions of these affected DLLs without necessitating IE uninstallation/reinstallation.


    and a site that solved the problem:

    http://lettermanstationery.tripod.com/DX8.htm
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    Marc...

    Is it possibly because you're trying to get a black glow over a black background?
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    Originally posted by creole
    Marc...

    Is it possibly because you're trying to get a black glow over a black background?
    I knew it was something silly like that, your suggestion did it - thanks a million.

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