Select a colour to apply, save the current colour list, or load a different colour list.

To access this command...

Press the Colour button in one of the situations below:

Colour page dialogue box



Select the colour palette in the list box to pick the colour for the selected object. The palette colour set displays below.


The Theme colours palette shows the theme colours from the current theme, if the document has any.


The Document colours palette shows the colours used in the current document.

Recent colours

Displays the recent selected colours.

Custom Palette

Click Add to open a dialogue box to set a name for the custom colour. The palette changes to "custom".

Click Delete to delete the colour from the custom palette.


You cannot add or delete colours of the palettes provided by your installation.


Displays the current active colour for the object. Red, blue and green components values and the colour value in hexadecimal notation are displayed just below.


Displays the new colour for the object that will be applied when you click OK.

R, G and B

The values of the red, blue and green components of the new colour. You can define the new colour by entering the red, green and blue values in the respective R, G and B spin boxes. Allowed values are 0 to 255.


The colour value in hexadecimal notation. You can enter the hexadecimal value in the Hex text box.


Opens the colour picker dialogue box for a graphical selection of the desired colour.


Resets changes made to the current tab to those applicable when this dialogue box was opened. A confirmation query does not appear when you close the dialogue box.

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