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(i'm still getting the colours displaying okay on my site though... so it's no big deal. but it's still a pain in the butt.)
If you edit an ad and aren't paying attention that the colors that are coming up are the defaults, not the ones actually saved for the ad, and then save it, you could screw up your ads. So, be careful.
Restating it: When you edit an ad, the screen does not show the settings of the existing colors. This is serious, because if you did not set up the ad using a palette (either a stock or custom one) and you didn't note the ad colors you used when you created the ad, you have no way to tell what the current colors are whenever you chose to edit the ad. And you have to know them, because unless you manually reselect the proper colors every time you edit an ad, your ad loses all its color settings, and are set to whatever the default palette is.
I currently have one ad set up not using a palette. There's no way I can edit it now, or even know what the color settings currently are.
Any possibility we can get this fixed? This seems to me to be a serious flaw.
In other words, I confirm that the proper, current color settings for the ad are not necessarily in "Default Google Palette" either.
BTW, I had the same problem with link ads and the way I fixed it is by picking a standard from the menu and then editing it rather than creating one from scratch. So I chose the Default Google Palette and then replaced the green link color with black the way I like it.
When you edit an ad, the current ad color settings do now show in the color options correctly, and the sample ad reflects the correct color settings.
Users should note that the Color Palettes drop-down does not reflect the current ad color settings, HOWEVER, the Color Palettes drop-down does not affect editing the ad unless you drop it down and change it.
Thanks, Google, for fixing this!