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Pick a Color

The Pick a Color dialog helps you to specify a color for an object. It varies according to different source it is opened from.


If the dialog is opened when you specify the color schema for chart elements or for the markers or areas of a geographic map in the Display screen of the map wizard, the options in the dialog are as follows.

Pick a Color dialog

Color matrix

Select a color you want in the color matrix. The hue of the matrix is based on the color you define on the color bar.

Color bar

Specifies a color on the bar which will be the hue of the color matrix.

Pre-select Color

Displays the color you have pre-selected in the color matrix. The color result varies when you hover the mouse pointer in the color matrix. When the pre-selected color meets your requirement, select it in the color matrix, then the color will be displayed as the Select Color value.

Select Color

Displays the color you have selected in the color matrix.

Default Color

Displays the default color for the object.

Hue

Specifies the chroma of the color, whose value is from 0 to 359.

Saturation

Specifies the saturation of the color, whose value is from 0 to 100.

Brightness

Specifies the brightness of the color, whose value is from 0 to 100.

Red

Specifies the red value, whose value is from 0 to 255.

Green

Specifies the green value, whose value is from 0 to 255.

Blue

Specifies the blue value, whose value is from 0 to 255.

#

Displays the hexadecimal value of the selected color. You can change its value by typing your desired hexadecimal value manually.

Pick

Selects to apply the color value you have defined and leaves the dialog.

Cancel

Cancels the changes you have made and closes the dialog.

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If the dialog is opened from other sources, the dialog contains the following tabs: Swatches, HSV, HSL, RGB, and CMYK.

Preview

Shows the specified color.

OK

Applies all changes and closes the dialog.

Cancel

Does not retain changes and closes the dialog.

Reset

Cancels all changes and allows you to reset the values of the color.

Swatches

Shows samples of the colors.

Pick a Color - Swatches

Swatches

Shows colors as samples for you to choose.

Recent

Shows the colors you have chosen recently.

Hex

Shows the RGB hexadecimal value of the color you choose, which can be copied by selecting it and then pressing Ctrl+C on the keyboard, but it cannot be edited.

HSV

Specifies the attributes of the color.

Pick a Color - HSV

Hue

Specifies the chroma of the color, which can be from 0 to 360.

Saturation

Specifies the saturation of the color, which can be from 0 to 100.

Value

Specifies the value of the color, which can be from 0 to 100.

Transparency

Specifies the transparency of the color, which can be from 0 to 100.

HSL

Specifies the attributes of the color.

Pick a Color - HSL

Hue

Specifies the chroma of the color, which can be from 0 to 360.

Saturation

Specifies the saturation of the color, which can be from 0 to 100.

Lightness

Specifies the lightness of the color, which can be from 0 to 100.

Transparency

Specifies the transparency of the color, which can be from 0 to 100.

RGB

Specifies the RGB of the color.

Pick a Color - RGB

Red

Specifies the red value, which can be from 0 to 255.

Green

Specifies the green value, which can be from 0 to 255.

Blue

Specifies the blue value, which can be from 0 to 255.

Alpha

Specifies the alpha value, which can be from 0 to 255.

CMYK

Specifies the CMYK of the color.

Pick a Color - CMYK

Cyan

Specifies the cyan value, which can be from 0 to 255.

Magenta

Specifies the magenta value, which can be from 0 to 255.

Yellow

Specifies the yellow value, which can be from 0 to 255.

Black

Specifies the black value, which can be from 0 to 255.

Alpha

Specifies the alpha value, which can be from 0 to 255.

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