New colour button enters a new colour into the document
colour list. If the list already contains colour entries, then the
colour selected last will be copied and its name adopted for the new
If you want to create a
free colour (a new one not present
yet) then you have to first deselect the document list colour. To do
this hold down the [Shift] key and click on the currently selected
Now you can create a new free colour. It will not appear in the
document colour list (until you use the COL_CONV.CXM module to
incorporate it or click on the
New colour button).
Delete colour button removes the currently selected
colour from the document colour list. If this colour has not been used
previously in the document then no further message appears regarding
this deletion. Otherwise you will be requested to choose another
colour from the list of other document colours to replace the one to
be deleted. Note that if you do not choose a replacement you can not
delete the colour!
Load buttons write the current colour
list with the extender CFT (Calamus Farb-Tabelle = Calamus Colour
Table) to a file or load a list into the Edit colour list dialog
respectively. During loading you have the option of supplementing an
existing colour list with the new list, or overwriting it. If you
cannot load a colour list, check whether the Document converter
(DOC_CONV.CXM) has been loaded. Because even Calamus colour tables are
documents, which have used different formats over the years and so may
have to be converted into the current format.
Tip: If you want Calamus to make a given colour list available at program launch, save the desired colour list with the name DEFAULT.CFT in the MODULES folder!