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How do I enter a hex color via keyboard without using sliders?

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Hello Affinity Designer enthusiasts,


I'm using the 10 day demo copy of AD.Like many here, I would like to move away from Adobe Products since their marketing plan has moved in a direction that is software rental rather than ownership.  I've used Fireworks for years. One question that I haven't found an answer to yet that is related to my switching away from Fireworks is:


How can I enter a hex number for a color or even  rgb numbers instead of using only the sliders? I suspect there is a way, but I'm too new to AD to know it.


As an example: #CCCCCC instead of using the sliders to try to achieve the color.


​I use the number entry feature in FWs a lot.  Is it present in AD? Even if I could use RGB numbers, I'd do that. Whatever is available in AD.


Thank you for your help in pointing me to the right place in this software.



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In the Colors panel or the Fill or Stroke context menu items for shapes, choose RGB Hex Sliders. In addition to the sliders are text entry fields for each of the three sliders plus one labeled "#" for setting all three at once. You can type hex values in each of those fields (no need for a "#" prefix).


Note that for 16 bit color each hex value will be four characters, or 12 for the combined value.

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