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Copy color to conditional formatting?

Question asked by dataWolf on Aug 9, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 22, 2011 by philmodjunk


Copy color to conditional formatting?


This may be more of a mac question than a FM question.

I want to hide some fields and buttons under certain circumstances. Tell me if you have a better way than this.

To hide a field I am making the conditional formatting make it the same color as the background. However, the client has used a brand color that is not standard. I have selected the box which is colored and used as the background, then formatting then the bucket then "Other color..." then the third item from the left which looks like the distallation of a hummingbird or something.

The bottom selector reads "Palette". If I select "Copy", then "New from clipboard", it makes a new entry under palette which i can name to "Brand'. I then select Ok, but it makes my box a different color, so i select "undo" then go to the field I want to hide, select my conditional formatting, then select 'fill color' then 'other color...' then under the hummingbird distallation under "image" i can now select 'Brand' however the color is not the color of the background box.

How do I properly use this color/palette tool to copy a color? Or as I said is there a better way to hide something than making the conditional formatting the same color as the background. One limitation of this is that I cannot make borders conditional so a conditional button does not look the same as a static button.


I think I'd like to do this instead of copying all the RBGs and saturations etc so they can all be changed at once if need be.

Oh and if later i wanted to change the color, could i properly change it in the background and the conditional formatting and if it is being served then it properly appears on client machines? Or would i have to copy the palette onto the clients?


OSX10.5.8 FMPA9