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FM v11 - Can't delete color definitions

Mar 12, 2013 2:10 PM

I'm trying to delete a pile of unwanted color definitions, via View > Colors > Definitions. As I recall, one should be able to select a custom color definition, and simply click Delete to remove it from the colors list.

I select a color definition (RGB 201, 231, 247), click Delete,

Color Definitions1.png

FM asks me to confirm (Ok),

Color Definitions2.png

and the color (RGB 201, 231, 247) is still listed as if I never deleted it.

Color Definitions3.png

Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

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    Mar 12, 2013 6:26 PM   in reply to LCarey

    It's probably due to an imported graphic that you're using actually having that specific colour - FM keeps adding it back in because it is being used.


    This format of colour naming most often comes in with Indexed colours (usually a PNG or GIF file). It's easier & less frustrating to re-create the graphic and save it as a 24-bit colour image.


    Also, to quickly delete these wayward colour defintions, save the file in MIF format, and then use any text editor to delete these from the <ColorCatalog... section - be careful not to remove the first 16 colours - they're special reserved FM ones.

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    Mar 13, 2013 6:23 AM   in reply to Arnis Gubins

    > ... most often comes in with Indexed colours ...


    I also see it occur with DXFs and DWGs from AutoCAD.


    The colors can persist in the FM file after the infected import is deleted.

    Nuking the MIF from orbit usually works.

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