The Colors Window
You use the Colors window to select color for objects.
The color selected in the color
wheel appears in this box. (The
two colors in this box indicate the
opacity is set to less than 100%.)
Use the slider to set lighter or
darker hues in the color wheel.
Click to select a color in
the color wheel.
Drag colors from the color box to
store them in the color palette.
Click the search icon,
and then click any item
on the screen to match
Click a button to view
different color models.
Drag the Opacity slider
to the left to make the
color more transparent.
You can use the color wheel in the Colors window to select colors. The color you select
appears in the box at the top of the Colors window. You can save that color for future
use by placing it in the color palette.
To apply the colors you select in the Colors window to an object on the slide, you must
place the color in the appropriate color well in an inspector pane. You can select a
color well in one of the inspectors and then click a color in the color wheel. Or you can
drag a color from the color palette or color box to a color well in one of the inspectors.
To select a color:
Open the Color window by clicking Colors in the toolbar or clicking a color well in one
of the inspectors.
Click anywhere in the color wheel.
The selected color is displayed in the color box at the top of the Colors window.
To make the color lighter or darker, drag the slider on the right side of the
To make the color more transparent, drag the Opacity slider to the left or enter a
percentage value in the Opacity field.
To use the color palette, open it by dragging the handle at the bottom of the
Save a color in the palette by dragging the color from the color box to the color
palette. To remove a color from the palette, drag a blank square to the color you want
To match the color of another item on the screen, click the search icon (looks like a
magnifying glass) to the left of the color box in the Colors window. Click the item on
the screen whose color you want to match.
The color appears in the color box. Select the item you want to color in the document
window, and then drag the color from the color box to the item.