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Old 03-30-2016, 03:41 PM
ChrisBrewster ChrisBrewster is offline Using a color palette that is not a theme Windows 7 64bit Using a color palette that is not a theme Office 2010 64bit
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We are using Visio 2010 to create technical diagrams that need quite a few separate colors, more than are possible in the themes. We don't need themes (shadows etc), just colors. I defined a color palette in a VST template file and thought I could apply those colors as needed, only to find I couldn't find a way to apply the colors in the palette:
  • The palette colors are not shown in the color selection for Fill, Line, Shadow, or Font.
  • If I open the palette and click on a color, it does not become the current color anywhere that I can see.
  • If I select a shape and click a color on the palette, it does nothing.
Can someone explain how the colors in the palette are applied to the figure being edited?

Last edited by ChrisBrewster; 03-30-2016 at 03:45 PM. Reason: Didn't specify Visio version
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Old 03-31-2016, 08:52 AM
JimP JimP is offline Using a color palette that is not a theme Windows 10 Using a color palette that is not a theme Office 2013
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I have never tried to do this. However, here is a link that "may" shed some light on the topic. If not, you may want to go into their forum and ask the same question....it is strictly a Visio forum.

Link: http://visguy.com/vgforum/index.php?topic=5144.0
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:36 AM
ChrisBrewster ChrisBrewster is offline Using a color palette that is not a theme Windows 7 64bit Using a color palette that is not a theme Office 2010 64bit
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Notice that the exchange following that post ends inconclusively. I think the poster was describing the same problem I have but worded it differently, and it was left unresolved.
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