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Color

Post by Vaissiere » Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:19 pm

One small improvement: I regard the path to change the color of the font in mellel as quite cumbersome. Basically I would make use of one single color in a text, on top of black, to signal a problem. A useful feature in Word is that it will "remember" which color on top of black I have made use last time, so that with a simple click on the button "color" will switch to red. In Mellel I would have to click on the color button in the palette (sometimes more if the big A is not selected) and then on the desired color in the poping up color palette. Would it not be possible in the caracter format pallette to add a second button, on the right of the present one, which would switch the color of the font to the "last used except black" one ? There is room free there on the palette.

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Re: Color

Post by jannuss » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:51 pm

Etienne, have you considered using style variations?

You can define a variation called "color" or "problem" or whathaveyou.
Then, all you need to do to change color is to click on the variation window in the Character Style palette or use one of the keyboard shortcuts.

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Re: Color

Post by redlers » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:08 pm

jannuss wrote:Etienne, have you considered using style variations?

You can define a variation called "color" or "problem" or whathaveyou.
Then, all you need to do to change color is to click on the variation window in the Character Style palette or use one of the keyboard shortcuts.

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Janet,

While I agree that using style variations is the way to do this systematically, we should devise a way to also do this quickly as an ad-hoc thing.

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Re: Color

Post by rpcameron » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:50 pm

It seems to me this is a situation where Markers would be of use. I know they color the background instead of the text color, but the concept is basically the same.

Perhaps this is the time and place to bring up the revamping of the Marker system. Perhaps their features should be expanded, to include more customization, such as foreground colors, names (perhaps this is already there, I don't use them so I don't really know), and other management features. Also, perhaps they could be rolled into Style Sets, to allow them to tied to different uses—at least allow them to be put into independent sets like Auto-Titles are.
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Re: Color

Post by ozean » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:36 pm

I was also thinking of Markers in the use scenario that you gave us, Etienne. But of course that doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for improvement… ;)

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Re: Color

Post by Vaissiere » Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:02 pm

jannuss wrote:Etienne, have you considered using style variations?

You can define a variation called "color" or "problem" or whathaveyou.
Then, all you need to do to change color is to click on the variation window in the Character Style palette or use one of the keyboard shortcuts.

Janet

Yes, I have done that in teh past, but I still would regard a button more useful and practical

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