How do I use the color picker to color a shape or text?

There is a standard color picker that opens whenever a color selection is required.

You can choose from recent colors, theme colors, and standard colors as well as pick custom colors. More… opens a color wheel and swatch field to pick from as well as a field into which you can enter a Hexadecimal (Hex/RGB) color number or an HTML color name.

The Recent Colors are available for any color choices for an individual Claro user (across sessions and courses). Your most recent 20 colors will be saved.

To use the color picker:

  1. Select text or a shape.
  2. Click color to open the Color Picker (With text selected, click the Color drop-down on the right-side of the Font section on the Home tab. With a shape selected, clcik the Line Color or Fill Color button in the Shape Settings tab.)
  3. Click a swatch to apply the color to your text or a shape or click More….
  4. In the expanded color picker, slide the selection tool around the color wheel to choose a color/hue. Then, click in the selection field to choose the color value. The color’s hexadecimal number appears in the field below. You can also enter a hex # in this field or a valid HTML color name (see Color Names for more information). The Color Picker highlights the color field in red if you enter an invalid color name.
  5. Click the Add button to add the color to your Recent Color swatches and apply the color to your element.

NOTE: You can also change the color of any Recent Color swatch. Select a swatch and open the color picker (click “More”). Select a color from the color wheel and selection field. Click “Update” to change the Recent Color swatch and apply the color to your element.

For suggestions on tools to determine existing colors, see How do I find out what hex color is used?

Getting Started

  1. A Tour of the Main Parts of Claro guide (SplashBoard and Authoring Environment with labelled areas)
  2. Changing your Knowledge Base/Feedback Support notification settings.
  3. What are the shortcut keys I can use in Claro? What key (keyboard) combinations can I use to control actions?
  4. How do I create a new standard online or mobile course?
  5. How do I add a new Learning Object to my course?
  6. How do I add a new Module to my course?
  7. How do I add a page to my course? How do I make a new page?
  8. How do I add a review exercise?
  9. How do I add basic content (text, image, Flash, video, audio, chart, shape) to my page?
  10. How do I change the formatting of a bullet or number list? How do I set the style type of a list?
  11. How do I create or edit a table?
  12. How do I edit the properties, title, name or settings of a page?
  13. How do I get started making a course in Claro? A Quick Start guide.
  14. How do I make a new page from a current page (duplicate or copy a page)?
  15. How do I style my font or paragraph text? How can I make my font bold, a different color, or remove all formatting?
  16. How do I add, edit or delete a marker to my page?
  17. How do I add, edit or delete a zoom element?
  18. How do I insert a special character (such as a copyright or registration mark or an accented character)?
  19. How do I add a glossary term?
  20. How do I view a glossary term's definition in a course?
  21. How do I use the color picker to color a shape or text?
  22. Submit or Share an idea (Feedback) for Claro
  23. What are the Shape Settings and tools I can use in the shape context-tab to change or modify a shape?
  24. What do all these tools and terms in Claro mean? (Claro Authoring Terminology Guide)
  25. What font faces are supported by Claro?
  26. Where is the Help manual or documentation? How do I get or call support?
  27. How do I pin Claro to my Windows Taskbar and Start menu as a shortcut?
  28. What are the shortcut keys learners can use to navigate a course without a mouse?
  29. How do I rotate an Element?

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