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Geoffrey Brandt Calculating status...
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Feb 23, 2006 12:23 PM
I like some of the stock templates. However I'd like to change a couple of the color schemes, Two questions:

1. I don't see an "eye dropper" tool in Pages. How does one copy a color (say, a fill color) from one object to another?

2. Is there any way in Pages to wholesale copy color schemes from one template to another? I'm thinking something along the lines of copying CSS style sheets when working with web sites.

thanks,

-gb
Mini & powerbook, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • Gerry Straathof Level 6 Level 6 (10,400 points)
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    Feb 23, 2006 1:10 PM (in response to Geoffrey Brandt)
    Depends on what you mean by color schemes.

    The backgrounds in the included themes for keynote are png. To change those colors (including the white theme and black theme) requires a trip through photoshop.

    If you have an object whose color you want to change, and that object is set as a shape or a font then you can set the color for one and copy that style. Select another user-alterable item and paste that style. This is found in the Format menu.

    The copy style will copy shadow and stroke settings as well, for both shapes and text.
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  • John H Level 3 Level 3 (845 points)
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    Feb 23, 2006 1:59 PM (in response to Geoffrey Brandt)
    Dont forget Apples colour picker lets you save colours by adding to the series of boxes at the bottom of the pallette. They are available to all applications.
    Not exactly an eye dropper but a shortcut non the less
    G5/dual 2.0, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • Barbara Brundage Level 7 Level 7 (22,075 points)
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    Feb 23, 2006 6:40 PM (in response to Geoffrey Brandt)
    In the color picker, click the magnifying glass, then move it over the color you want to copy, and click again. The color picker now moves to that color.
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  • Impish Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
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    Feb 24, 2006 3:44 PM (in response to Geoffrey Brandt)
    I have a related question: I will be taking over the layout for a newsletter, using one of the Pages templates.

    However, the newsletter will be copied in black and white (incl: greyscale) only.

    Is there a way to change a template to black and white, wholesale, so I can see what it looks like on the screen?

    Or will I have to repeatedly print out versions to see the effect of removing color?

    Thanks in advance for you help.
    G5 Dual 2.0, Mac OS X (10.3.5)
  • ashlander Calculating status...
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    Feb 24, 2006 3:47 PM (in response to Barbara Brundage)
    In the color picker, click the magnifying glass, then
    move it over the color you want to copy, and click
    again. The color picker now moves to that color.


    The magnifying glass technique is an easy way to match colors.
    Thanks


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  • Gerry Straathof Level 6 Level 6 (10,400 points)
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    Feb 24, 2006 5:12 PM (in response to Impish)
    Use the colorsync option in the print dialoue to choose the quartz filter 'gray tone' and then preview it.

    You should see it as greyscale.

    If you wanted to see it as black and white, there is a quartz filter for that as well.

    (choose print, then choose colorsync, then choose the quartz filter you want. Any previews after that point will have those presets)

    Gerry.
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  • Brian Gockley Calculating status...
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    Apr 7, 2006 12:09 PM (in response to Gerry Straathof)
    Hi All,

    I have a strange situation where the color picker has lost all its mode changing tools. It has defaulted to crayons, and the little icons that used to be above the crayons but below the long color swatch box are gone! How do I get them back, I like crayons, but need the RGB sliders!

    Suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Brian
    iBook dual USB, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Gerry Straathof Level 6 Level 6 (10,400 points)
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    Apr 7, 2006 12:33 PM (in response to Brian Gockley)
    in the very center of the bottom of the color chooser is an 'indented' dot. it's like a handle. Just pull it down (click, hold, pull)

    This will show the color swatches you have placed yourself.
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  • Brian Gockley Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Apr 7, 2006 12:45 PM (in response to Gerry Straathof)
    Right, that's true, but not what I'm after. I have lost the icons that give me the ability to switch between crayons, color wheel and RGB! There are NO icons at the top of the color picker anymore!

    -Brian
    iBook dual USB, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • Gerry Straathof Level 6 Level 6 (10,400 points)
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    Apr 7, 2006 5:34 PM (in response to Brian Gockley)
    then click the button in the top right corner.

    This will hide the toolbar on most programs Apple has released. In this case the toolbar is all those variations on the color picker.
    Shiney iMac G5 with iSight & many cool hats, Mac OS X (10.4.3), Dying ibook G4 with cranky tendancies

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