Customize colors

Customize colors when you want to choose the color indicators for the Phase and Status of objects when they appear in grid displays within content windows.

Note: You can disable the color coding in Tools > Preferences > Miscellaneous. In this case the desktop client displays object entries in black on white. It does not operate with a gray scale.

To set or change the color of a phase:

  1. In the desktop client, select Tools > Customize and select the Colors tab.

  2. Expand the Phase icon phase_icon.gif.

  3. Select the phase for which you want to set the color.

    The list of phases cannot be modified, and the Add and Remove buttons are dimmed.

  4. To set the background color, click Back.

  5. Select the color from the color palette.

  6. To further customize the color, click Define Custom Colors.

    • Set the color either by entering values in the Hue, Sat, Lum, Red, Green and Blue fields, or dragging the arrow key in the color scroll bar. The color is displayed in the Color > Solid box.

    • Click the Add to Custom Colors button to add the color to Custom colors box.

  7. When you have chosen the color, click OK. You will be returned to the Colors tab and the color of the selected button will showing the Color field.

  8. To set the foreground color, click Fore and repeat earlier steps to set the color.

  9. Click OK to save the changes.

To set or change the color of a state:

  1. In the desktop client, select Tools > Customize and select the Colors tab.

  2. Expand the icon for the object class whose status you want to set the color.

  3. If the status whose color you want to set is not in the list, enter the name of the lifecycle state in the Status field and click the Add button.

    Note: The desktop client does not check that the name you have entered exists as a valid lifecycle state in your process model.

  4. Select the status whose color you want to set

  5. To set the background color, click the Back button.

  6. Select the required color from the color palette.

  7. If you want to further customize the color, click the Define Custom Colors button.

    • Set the color either by entering values in the Hue, Sat, Lum, Red, Green and Blue fields, or dragging the arrow key in the color scroll bar. The color will be displayed in the Color|Solid box.

    • Click the Add to Custom Colors button to add the color to Custom colors box.

  8. Click OK. In the Colors tab, the color of the selected button is displayed in the Color field.

  9. To set the foreground color, click Fore and repeat earlier steps to set the color.

  10. Click OK to save the changes.

To remove a status color:

  1. In the desktop client, select Tools > Customize and select the Colors tab.

  2. Expand the icon for the object class whose status color you want to remove.

  3. Select the status and click Remove.

  4. Click OK to save the changes.

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