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Default Font for Editable Content

Each browser has a default font, which is used by the page when there is no style set to any of the objects on the page. It is set from Tools -> Internet Options -> General -> Fonts. The Rich Text content area of RadEditor for ASP.NET AJAX is an editable IFRAME element, which is a separate document that has its own CSS styles applied through the embedded in the Telerik.Web.UI.dll skin. This default font appearance in the content area can be easily overridden by setting the editor's CssFiles property to point to your own CSS file

<telerik:RadEditor RenderMode="Lightweight" runat="server" ID="RadEditor1">
        <telerik:EditorCssFile Value="~/EditorContentArea.css" />

having the following class in it:

    font-family: Arial, Verdana, Tahoma !important; 
    font-size: 10pt !important;

If the editor is placed in non-editable mode (Enabled="false"), then its content is outputted in a DIV element on the page. This DIV element will inherit the page styles or the styles of its parent elements, but not the styles of the EditorcontentAreaStyles.css file and therefore the content might look different in edit and non-editable modes.

To style other HTML elements in the content area you need to define global css classes for them, e.g. table, td, td, div, span, etc

    background-color:#efefef !important; 
    border:1px dashed #555555 !important;
    BORDER-RIGHT: #999999 1px dashed; 
    BORDER-BOTTOM: #999999 1px dashed;
table td
    font-size: 12px !important; 
    PADDING: 1px; 
    BORDER-TOP: #999999 1px dashed; 
    BORDER-LEFT: #999999 1px dashed;
table th
    PADDING: 1px; 
    BORDER-TOP: #000000 1px dashed; 
    BORDER-LEFT: #000000 1px dashed;

Please, note that if the CssFiles property is set the editor will not pick up the styles from the parent page. The following online demo shows how to use the CssFiles property: Setting Content Area Defaults and External CSS Files.

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