Thanks again for the quick reply. I tried both EditorWysiwygModeCss and EditorBodyStyle (I'm assuming this is just a style, not a css class) - and had no luck. This is what my editor properties look like. The PreviewModeCss is the css witth the lighter text. I've tried to remove that as well, but all the drop downs and text elements are picking up the lighter font color still. Is there something I can do in the configuration files?
<CE:Editor id="Editor1" runat="server" ThemeType="Office2007" EnableViewState="true" AllowPasteHtml="true" EditorBodyStyle="color:black;" EditorWysiwygModeCss="/CMS/css/AdminMode.css" EditorBodyClass="text9" PreviewModeCss="/css/About.css" Height="550" />