[scribus] Specifying colors

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Mon Jan 3 22:32:26 CET 2011

On Monday 03 January 2011 12:42:58 Todd Cary wrote:
> Is there a way to specify colors using the RGB notation (i.e.
> #005522)?
> Thank you...
> Todd
Possible? yes. Desirable? That depends. Scribus in general prepares 
documents for print. The means that CMYK is the order of the day. 

If however you are preparing a pdf document for web display then you 
can set up an RGB palette with no document active. Go to the menu bar 
and click Edit and then Colors. You can then select one of about 20 
different color palettes. Several are RGB palettes. If you select a 
palette and the symbol alongside each color is three vertical bars 
then then you have an RGB palette.If it is a square with four 
quadrants then you have a CMYK palette.

If you select e.g., Crayon TM then click on any color in the list. The 
"New" button becomes active. Click that and select RGB as the color 
model.  The three color bars go from 0 to 255. 
If the color you seek is specified in Hexadecimal notation (00 to FF)
then you need to convert from hex notation to decimal notation before 
adjusting the bars e.g,:

yields a kind of forest green. Name the new color some unique name, 
like "Greener" and click OK. 

Now you can save the color set, and/or make it the default.

John Culleton
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