• Reference Guide

Color Editor

This editor is used to display and select colors (Color type). By default, it is a field with a box on the left showing a color sample followed by the color code as used in HTML. That is, the code takes the form #RRGGBB, where RR denotes the intensity of the red component of the color, GG denotes the intensity of the green component, and BB denotes the intensity of the blue component. Component intensities are two-digit hexadecimal values (i.e. in the range 00FF). The desired color can be specified directly by entering this code.
You can specify the color in a more convenient way in the window invoked by clicking the button with an arrow to the right of the field. In this window, you can easily use the mouse to visually select hue and saturation in the square on the left and lightness in the bar on the right side of the square. Warning: if the initial color is black or white, the change of saturation itself does not affect the color because under minimum and maximum lightness, all colors appear black and white respectively. Therefore you will need to adjust required lightness first.
Current values of the red, green, and blue components (RGB color model) and hue, saturation, and lightness (HSL color model) are displayed at the bottom of the window and can be also modified directly. To the right of the values, you will find the color code in the HTML format again. A sample of the currently selected color is located above the code.
If the color editor is being used to modify an optional data item, a button with a red cross is displayed to the right of the color sample allowing you to remove the color.
In the upper right part of the window, you will find a set of buttons allowing you to select some of the basic colors directly.