QuarkXPress 8: Creating a custom color scheme (Easter Egg)

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Post by Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 14 Aug 2008, 05:10

Scripting_Ace wrote:I guess we will have to wait until next spring for the next "Easter Egg" crop! Image

Actually I found two more, however they are not as impressive as this one. Do you want me to wait until Easter?
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Post by Scripting_Ace » 14 Aug 2008, 05:28

Matthias Guenther (Quark) wrote:Actually I found two more, however they are not as impressive as this one. Do you want me to wait until Easter?


Quit toying with us! [:D]
Do share!

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Post by davewalsh » 14 Aug 2008, 05:29

Share share share :-)

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Post by s.caaty » 15 Aug 2008, 04:17

Dave, looks nice. Can you post the XML please?
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Post by Halfbuiltrobot » 23 Aug 2008, 10:16

Do you know what this would be a lot more fun if it was added as a bonus xtension at some point, so that you could access the colour scheme(S) within Quark enabeling the end user to configure to our/their liking with maybe 2-5 defalt colour schemes to choose from.

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Post by Jean-Marie Schwartz » 28 Aug 2008, 01:40

Why on earth are RGB values inverted? They come out as BGR in the xml file... results are not as expected at first trial. Rather strange.

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Post by davewalsh » 28 Aug 2008, 01:44

Jean-Marie Schwartz wrote:RGB values
RGB values are the common screen/monitor values, If you change RGB over BGR in the XML file then the colours will come out 'rather strange'.

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Post by bernhard.werner » 31 Aug 2008, 23:00

Someone knows what DisabledTextColor exactly means?
BTW: To get a better look in a faster way, copy an empty XML file into the preferences folder. [:)]

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Post by Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 31 Aug 2008, 23:25

Hi, all,
ok, the competition has ended, the jury has discussed and found that the 1st prices goes to Dave's Gray look and the 2nd to Michel's Blue. Winners please contact me via mail to redeem your price.
Bernhard is too smart and unfortunately found the nice trick I was going to post here an hour before I was going to do that. Personally I find the background of palettes in here too bright.
Thanks all
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Post by Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 31 Aug 2008, 23:44

A quick way of getting a Fallback Style is to create an empty text file, call it "XPressTheme.xml" and put it into your preference folder.
QuarkXPress will try to anaylze it and fall back to a gray style:
Image Enjoy
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