I'm using the Ocean theme and I'm trying to figure out the green color in leading grand summary so that I can use it in fills. Anyone have an ideas on how to grab it?
In Mac OS X, the color picker palette (when you choose Color -> Others…) has a loupe which allows you to grab any color on your display.
Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks erlost! I figured there had to be a loop somewhere I just kept over looking it.
For those of us on windows, there is a small utility program called “Pixie.exe” which does a similar function.
good answers already. I wonder if copying a "part" allows you to paste the styles to another part or object?
Interesting, how would you copy a part to the styles clipboard?
I would think if that could be done, then yes you should be able to paste where ever you wanted.
Tim, in layout mode, click on the part label and then your favorite short-cut (or menu item) for Copy.
You can edit things in the Inspector, by selecting a part this way, BTW.
@Beverly - I tried just that. When I selected the part and then tried to change the color it told me it was black (on Ocean Theme). I also tried changing the color to someting else but no luck. I also tried to copy the part when selected but the 'copy' option is greyed out.
1. select the object, option-copy. select the other thing, option-paste. There are icons on the inspector to do this.
2. select the object, open the inspector to the appearance panel, double click the colour swatch. drag the current colour to the palette area. go to the other object, go to appearance, double click the colour swatch, select the desired colour from the palette.
Those options do not work on the layout parts (Header, Body, Footer). The suggestion erolst made worked like a charm. Using the loop in the color palette.
Baked in color loupe is great, I also recommend this great app for color grabbing and much more. XScope http://xscopeapp.com/
another quickie in windows i use a lot (works for any program) grab a screenshot, paste it in ms paint, use the colour picker then click edit colours, and you'll have the colour straight away RGB or the other one, whatever its called
TnX, this solved my problem too
If you want to grab the actual RGB values, you can use an AppleScript or other utility to capture the XML.
You would then get a string like this to plug in elsewhere: <Color>#008800</Color>
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