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Odd behavior using Add to Swatches From Fill as Global

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I have two objects in a document (below), a green rectangle and a pink ellipse. And I have a document palette.

  1. If I right-click on the pink ellipse and choose Add to Swatches > From Fill as Global, the color is added to the document palette.
  2. However, if I right-click on the green rectangle and choose Add to Swatches > From Fill as Global, the color is not added to the document palette. Why not?
  3. I can right-click on the green rectangle and choose Add to Swatches > From Fill, and it is added to the document palette. I can then right-click on that swatch and choose Make Global, and it becomes Global. Why can't I add it directly?

(In case it matters, the two objects were created from Assets. The assets are also embedded in the document. I don't remember doing anything special or odd when creating the assets, but I don't really remember how I created them a few weeks ago.)

Global-Fill-Question.afdesign


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 2004 (19041.388),
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1 hour ago, walt.farrell said:

In case it matters, the two objects were created from Assets

I can do the create thing with other home made objects but not from your asset derived things so..... 

I am thinking there is something with the assets causing this problem.


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Thanks.

Both of mine derive from Assets, but the one behaves oddly.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 2004 (19041.388),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1005 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1005 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1024 Beta

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Your green rectangle's fill already is a broken global colour named "Global Color 4" which is not in the document pallet. That global colour must have been assigned in some other document before you made an asset of the object.

The command From Fill As Global does not add a swatch to a document pallet when the selected object's fill already is a global colour.

 

 

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Thanks, @anon2.

That makes sense, as I was at one point experimenting with transferring global colors via Assets. However, I seem to have lost the method of seeing that Global Color 4 color name. Can you remind me how to do that?


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 2004 (19041.388),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1005 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1005 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1024 Beta

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8 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

I seem to have lost the method of seeing that Global Color 4 color name

Set the Colour panel's mode to Sliders and disable the padlock so that you see the true definition of an object's fill or stroke colour when you next select an object. If an object has a Global Colour then the Tint slider and the name of the colour will appear.

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