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Old December 12th, 2018, 12:53 PM
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Default Uploading dozens of colors instead of creating one at a time

So I am curious if there is a way to upload dozens of colors instead of creating one at a time. I have a few hundred different color options, CMYK variances, I need to input into FP and would love an easier way.

Any and all help is appreciated!
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Old December 14th, 2018, 11:52 AM
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Default Re: Uploading dozens of colors instead of creating one at a time

You can specify a color based on RGB or CMYK values in a rule, and apply that color to text, or to frame borders and fills. See this post for more info, or consult the FusionPro Rules Guide.
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Old December 14th, 2018, 03:07 PM
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Default Re: Uploading dozens of colors instead of creating one at a time

I use external database files to store color names and their CMYK values. Then I create a function to create the color when I need it. This also works in MarcomCentral so that you don't have to include all the colors as assets.

Function to put in Javascript Global or external javascript file
Code:

function createColor(color) {

    //Find CMYK values of color name from colors
    x=colors.FindRecord(0, color);
    var c1 = Trim(colors.GetFieldValue(x, "C"));
    var m1 = Trim(colors.GetFieldValue(x, "M"));
    var y1 = Trim(colors.GetFieldValue(x, "Y"));
    var k1 = Trim(colors.GetFieldValue(x, "K"));

    //Create the color
    new FusionProColor(color, Int(c1),  Int(m1), Int(y1), Int(k1));

    //return the color
    return color;
}
Then you can call the function in any of your rules.


Example text color rule:
Code:
return '<color name="'+createColor("Color Name")+'">';
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