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    Question Color Palette Creation?

    1- I created a set of Named Colors, I saved them (and the objects using the Named Colors into a specific layer which is hidden) in a file called Themecolorscheme.xar.

    2- I imported Themecolorscheme.xar into a new document. The new document now has a palette of Named Colors displayed in the Color Gallery which I can use . **

    However, that palette in the Color Gallery in not permanent. I would like to have it available in the Color Gallery for any new document I create. Is there an alternative method that I can name and store my own palatte and have it appear in the Color Gallery each time I open Xara? I see that Xara has a Palettes Folder with .jcw and .pal files, but I didn't find either as a filetype in the Xara's export UI.


    ** Alternatively, I could saved the file as a template and then do File > and choose that Template. But either method requires objects with the names colors applied to them to be in the document. ..... If the palette has a lot of name colors then more objects with named colors are required, which affects the file size of the .xar file.

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    Default Re: Color Palette Creation?

    John - I have a miniature color palette of 85 named colors and 20 named shades of white to black that is part of my default template. So when I create a new page all of my named colors appear in the correct order at the bottom of the screen.
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    Default Re: Color Palette Creation?

    But the template still has to have 85 objects, each with one of the name colors stored in the template, correct?

    [UPDATE] I guess this could be a feature request: create a bunch of Named Colors, select them in the Color Gallery, have an option-button in the Color Gallery to create and name/rename a user defined Color Palette. The next time Xara is opened that palette would appear in the Color Gallery.

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    Default Re: Color Palette Creation?

    I have been asking for a real palette of color for almost as long as I can remember. Xara's answer was that the colors on the current palette are primary colors and you can use the Color Editor to modify the colors. Make of that what you will.

    You can have as many or as few named colors as you want.

    Open this file in Xara and you will see the Xara palette to the right and unfortunately you need to scroll the palette to the left to see the start of my colors.

    I have also requested a more functional palette but this too has never resulted in anything different.
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    Default Re: Color Palette Creation?

    Thank you Gary, I thought I'd give your pallet a try
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    Default Re: Color Palette Creation?

    Anybody who can use it, be my guest.
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    Default Re: Color Palette Creation?

    Thank you Gary.
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    Default Re: Color Palette Creation?

    Hi, I would go to options menu and deselect "delete unused color' before saving then save as Default template to keep the Palette
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    Default Re: Color Palette Creation?

    Don't forget XPAL http://www.smokingun.co.uk/index/downloads a colour palette generator that creates format that can be imported into Xara.
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    Default Re: Color Palette Creation?

    If the colors and subsequently brushes and the like would be a library saved with each xar file it would make each single xar file enormous.
    My personal way is to create a xar file(s) with my colors,brushes and even OCC shapes and save these as some sort of library file.
    Use the following option in the Utilities>Options>Backups: "Backup open files on program close and restore on program start"
    Now I can get the colors,brushes,... to be used (semi)globally by selecting them in their designated galleries.
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