[Scribus] what to do about the color palette?

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Sun Apr 10 04:00:23 CEST 2005

One of the things I have been hoping would change at some point is the 
way that colors are presented.
As it stands now, you are given an alphabetical listing of colors, with 
no ability to rearrange according any sort of palette scheme (unless one 
artificially renamed them all).

Is there a way to arrange by RGB/CMYK value?  Would others find that 
useful?  Maybe hue/saturation?

I also find that even though I may want access to the entire list of 
colors, I would prefer to have a much shorter working list on a given 
project.  So, for example, there could be two color requestors, a 
working list and a repository, from which I could pluck colors at any 
time to add to my working list.  This seems to especially come up when I 
am editing an old file, from which I got rid of all unused colors, but 
I'd like to switch or add one from the master list -- maybe not sure 
which one, either.  The repository would not have to be saved with the 
scribus file, ever, since it has to do with the program, not the file 

It might also be useful to have some kind of indicator to show which 
colors are actually in use in a project, realizing of course that this 
would be subject to a kind of error in which I may have used a text 
color for one character that turned out to be a space, but that's a 
minor problem.  This comes up like this: I might be wanting to use a 
color I used several pages ago, and I know it was a aquamarine-like 
color, but which one?  Now all I can do is go back and highlight the 
instance to figure it out.

I'll be interested to hear if others have similar or better ideas.


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