Color Scheme Files

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Color scheme files allow the user to save or import existing or customised sets of colors from the Attributes dialog's Colors pane. Color scheme files also record the text font and map font preferences. Often, choice of font and font size is connected to the choice of color scheme. Saving additional information helps makes color schemes more useful.

Creator: Cere

Type: TEXT

Filename Extension: '.tbc'

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To use/import a color scheme file simply drag it onto a notes in map, outline, chart, or treemap views of the current Tinderbox data file.

To save a color scheme, open the Attributes dialog's Colors pane and click the 'Save' button and choose a location for the resulting saved file.

Color scheme files are normally intended to be dropped into view windows. If a color scheme file is double-clicked, Tinderbox displays a dialog suggesting that you drop the file in a view window.

Another, more pervasive way to set custom schemes is to customise the colors.xml configuration file. In this case these custom color definitions becomes the default TBX color scheme for any subsequent new TBX files; existing TBXs are unaffected but could be updated by dragging on a similarly defined color scheme file.


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[Last updated: 14 Dec 2009, using v5.0]

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