Get/Set Project Custom Colors

If more than one person is working on a project, each person might want to use specific colors for elements within the project. The Settings | Colors | Set Project Custom Colors and Get Project Custom Colors options enable you to set specific colors and subsequently get the colors in a different session, without having to remember RGB values.

Set a Project Custom Color

Follow the steps below to set your project's custom colors:

  1. Select an element to be colored.
  2. Select the Element | Appearance | Default Appearance... menu option. The Default Appearance dialog displays.
     
    ConfigureDefaultAppearance
     
  3. Deselect the Use Default Color checkbox to enable the Select button.
  4. Click on the Select button. The Color dialog displays.
     
    ConfigureDefaultAppearance-ColorPicker2
     
  5. Click on the Define Custom Colors » button.
  6. Create the color in the color mixer panel on the right of the dialog.
     
    CreateCustomColor
     
  7. Click on the Add to Custom Colors button to add the color to the Custom colors blocks on the left hand side of the dialog.
     
    ColorAdded
     
  8. Click on the OK button to close the Color dialog, then click on the OK button to close the Default Appearance dialog.
  9. Select the Settings | Colors | Set Project Custom Colors menu option to save the custom color you have created.

Get a Project Custom Color

To get your project's custom colors, follow the steps below.

  1. Select the Settings | Colors | Get Project Custom Colors menu option. This applies any saved custom colors to this project.
  2. Click on an element to be colored and select the Element | Appearance | Default Appearance menu option. The Default Appearance dialog displays.
  3. Deselect the Use Default Color checkbox to enable the Select button.
  4. Click on the Select button to view the applied custom colors (as listed at step 7, above).
  5. Click on the required color and click on the OK button to close the Color dialog, then click on the OK button to close the Appearance dialog. The element changes to the  selected color.