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Once a color is selected (the small draw-down icon identifies the selected color in the file lay-out area), all relevant data is displayed and available for editing in the selected color area:
On the left lower corner of the main window a color simulation of the selected color is displayed. It's possible to get additional information about the color characteristics clicking on the color swatch. The measure window will automatically appear with significant color data displayed.
This value, positioned above the code/name entry field, indicates the page and position numbers where the color is positioned.
These value, positioned above the base and colorants quantities, indicate the measuring unit used in the formula.
This date, positioned above the note entry field, indicates the date and time of the last modification introduced.
This description, positioned below the Save button, indicates the actual setting of the "Automatic page/pos. feed" function in the "Edit" menu.
Color related information/values can be changed or inserted at any time, in particular the following entry fields are available:
This field contain the code and/or name of the specific color. Usually colors are identify by a numeric code and a text description. Both information can be inserted or modified here.
This field contains notes or remarks useful to better identify the color. This field is also checked every time a code search is performed on the active file.
In popular paint systems, a color is associated to a pre-filled base. This is the field where the base code or description can be entered.
Each time a base code or name is entered the application automatically searches for a matching component. If a match is found a color swatch is displayed on the left of the entry field. Double-clicking on the color swatch opens the Components editor window and allows to edit the component data.
This field specify the base quantity/size. The quantity/size must be expressed in the correct base unit.
These fields specify the colorant code or name used in the color formulation. For each code a valid recipe quantity must be associated.
Each time a colorant code or name is entered the application automatically searches for a matching component. If a match is found a color swatch is displayed on the left of the entry field. Double-clicking on the color swatch opens the Components editor window and allows to edit the component data.
These fields specify the recipe quantity associated to each component in the formula. The quantity must be expressed in the correct formula unit (different units are available for the base and the additional components) and must strictly adhere to the formula syntax:
Formulas are entered using standard formats. In a ounce/shot (volumetric) based environment, use the program’s ounce separator or the + (Plus) key to define integer ounces. Fractions of an ounce may also be entered.
For example, in a 1/48th ounce system, the same quantity may be entered as: "2Y10.5" or "2+10.5" or "106.5"
The syntax in all three of these examples is correct. Each quantity will deliver 2 ounces (96 shots) plus 10 and half units (shots) of colorant. The program automatically checks the correctness of the formula amounts and the syntax used.
For a weight (gravimetric) based formulation, formulas are generally entered using grams. All entries are in decimal format. The gram is the standard weight used in ColorD3, however, other measuring units are allowed.
Buttons are also available for specific editing operations: