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Ged

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Where is my Color Swatch?
« on: June 24, 2020, 05:33:45 am »
I'm having difficulties with colors.  I wish to use my own colors that I have designed for my various files.  So, I closed all open files as instructed in the Scribus manual, then ...
  • clicked Edit
  • Colors and Fills
  • created and named my colors
  • created a user swatch
OK, so far so good.  Then I went to my file, selected an item, clicked properties, clicked color.  But what happened to my color swatch?  It was swamped with colors that I don't want, and my newly created colors were nowhere to be found.  So, here are the questions:
  • How do I get my colors into the file that I am using?
  • How do I get rid of the superfluous colors?
« Last Edit: June 24, 2020, 05:36:38 am by Ged »
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Re: Where is my Color Swatch?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2020, 05:51:59 pm »
Hi Ged.

Did you remove all colors before creating and naming yours ?
If not go to the color editor, click a color and then "remove unused colors", save your swatch again.

To get your colors in a new file go to color editor, get rid of all unused colors and load your swatch it's located below all system swatches.

good luck.

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Re: Where is my Color Swatch?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2020, 08:02:27 pm »
hi ged

selecting and/or creating color sets without an open document will set the standard for future documents. it doesn't change the colors of files you produced earlier. (the active color set is a part of the .sla file.) if you need those colors in an older file, you have to select your color set (if you saved the greated colors as a set) or to import them from another .sla file (produced after the creaton of your standard colors).

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Re: Where is my Color Swatch?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2020, 12:54:18 am »
How do I delete my swatch and start again?  The delete button is greyed out.
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Re: Where is my Color Swatch?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2020, 12:51:14 am »
hi ged

i don't know why this button is greyed out in your file. usually it isn't…

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Re: Where is my Color Swatch?
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2020, 03:49:16 am »
I've decided to add my colors to the 'Scribus Small' color set and get rid of my user swatches.  When I click 'Colors and Fills' I see my old unwanted user swatches, but there is no way I can find to delete them.
My first 'puter was a 286,
My first dtp was Aldus Pagemaker,
My first printer was a Little Squirt,
My first car was a motorbike.