These iChat 3 pages are coloured Orange and have the iChat 3 icon on them that was in use at the time, so you know where you are. The icon differs from Version 1 by having the camera logo added and from iChat 2 by having the Running Man removed.
iChat 3 Pictures
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>> iChat 3
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>> Messages Preferences
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3 Messages Preferences
This is the iChat 3 Messages Section of the Preferences.
Somewhat self explanatory. You choose your Bubble colour, the Font (style) and the Bubble colour. As a general Rule go for Light on Dark or Dark on Light. As far as Fonts go they will only display if your Buddy has the same font (it will default to Helvetica in iChat if they don't have it. Choose something that is easy to read. Also choose a suitable size fro most of your Buddies.
You can choose to override the incoming format but this is global and will do it for all Buddies in all the chat variants. It can become confusing in Group chats and Chatrooms if everyone has the same Bubbles and Font.
Using the Confirm before Sending option does provide an extra pop up window to check the name of the file before sending. The downside is that it is another click to go through.
Automatically Saving Chat Transcripts can be very useful. Any and all text chats for 1-1 chats to group chats are then saved to a folder called "iChats" inside your Documents Folder. These are saved by name with a date and time part to the file name. iChat can reopen them from the File menu or you can Double Click the file itself and iChat will open it. You can also use Open With from the Finder's File menu and use a Text or Word Processor application but they are then difficult to read as all the info to create the bubbles, colours and fonts are in there for each IM sent.
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