Get/Set Custom Project Colors

If more than one person is working on a project, you might want to share a set of custom colors with other team members, or possibly provide special colors for use across the whole project. You would then:

Capture the custom or project colors you have defined, in the project file, or
Retrieve a set of colors someone else has defined, from the project file

Access     Settings | Colors | Set Project Custom Colors
Settings | Colors | Get Project Custom Colors

Set custom project colors in the project file

Step

Action

See also

1

Define the custom colors on the Standard Colors page of the Options dialog.

 

Create Custom Colors

2

Select the Set Project Custom Colors option.

The following message displays:

Project Custom Colors export successful. 16 custom colors saved to the project file.

 

 

3

Click on the OK button.

Notify the appropriate users that the colors are available for importing.

 

 

 

Get project custom colors from the project file

Step

Action

See also

1

Select the Get Project Custom Colors option.

The following message displays:

Project Custom Colors import successful. 16 custom colors imported from the project file.

 

 

2

The custom colors are now available at the end of the color pallets of the Default Appearance dialog, of the Connector Appearance dialog and of the Font Color, Fill Color and Line Color drop-downs in the diagram Format Toolbar.

If the colors do not show, select Tools | Options | Standard Colors and select the Show Project Custom Colors in Color Combo Boxes checkbox.

 

Set an Element's Default Appearance

Format Toolbar