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Colour Scheme Files

Colour Scheme Files

Colour scheme files allow the user to save or import existing or customised sets of colours from the Attributes dialog's Colors pane. Colour scheme files also record the text font and map font preferences. Often, choice of font and font size is connected to the choice of colour scheme. Saving additional information helps makes colour schemes more useful.

Filename Extension: '.tbc'

Icon: a white page with a wheel of colour chips and the title 'tbc'. Previously, it was a white page with the old Tinderbox program symbol and colour chips down the left side.

To use/import a colour scheme file simply drag it onto a notes in map, outline, chart, or treemap views of the current Tinderbox data file.

To save a colour scheme, open the Attributes dialog's Colors pane and click the 'Save' button and choose a location for the resulting saved file.

Colour scheme files are normally intended to be dropped into view windows. If a colour scheme file is double-clicked, Tinderbox displays a dialog suggesting that you drop the file in a view window.

Another, more pervasive way to set custom schemes is to customise the colors.xml configuration file. In this case these custom colour definitions becomes the default TBX colour scheme for any subsequent new TBX files; existing TBXs are unaffected but could be updated by dragging on a similarly defined colour scheme file.