[scribus] How can I obtain brown colour for the typeface and object filling?

ale rimoldi ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Thu Oct 15 07:46:24 UTC 2015

hi dave
> On 10/07/2015 02:33 PM, Barbaros Akkurt wrote:
>> Hello,
>> We have established two new scholarly journals and our graphic 
>> designer has
>> selected brown and green colours. Only the brown colour is tricky, 
>> because
>> I could not find it.
>> Q1) Is there a way to access brown colour, like using its html code, or
>> other?
>> Q2) Will there be any full scale of colours via Scribus? My version 
>> is like
>> 1.4.1.
> Hi Barbaros,
> Without a document open, go to Edit > colours, then choose or define 
> your colour set.

tl;dr: barbaros should probably have defined a color through edit > 
colors, not choose a different color set.

i know that this is an opinionated topic but...

i would be interested in knowing, why you think that this is what the 
user needs.

all he needs is to go to edit > colors and create a color. name it brown 
and set the correct RGB value.

if he wants to know what is the rgb code behind the html brown color he 
can have a look at it online, as an example on 
http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_colornames.asp (spoiler: it's A52A2A).

for most people, and barbaros seems to be in such a position, DTP is 
about defining the color a graphic designer has put in the visual 
identity and not about browsing through nice and shiny colors...

it's ok that scribus allows to choose among several color sets but most 
people should IMO not really bother with it: the  default color set *is* 
the best one we currently have.

with the hint you gave him (and which barbaros accepted) he will pick a 
color that looks like the one defined by the graphic designer, but he 
won't (probably) be able to use that exact color.
this might or not make a difference in the printed result.

why am i asking you why are giving this suggestion? because i'd like to 
figure out why is it so hard to find out how to create colors in scribus.
of course we need a "+" button close to the places where you can select 
colors... but are there other things we should change to get make it 
easier to use?

have a wonderful day
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