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Chapter 15. Color > To recolor by dragging:

To recolor by dragging:

1.
For any type of item except a table, choose the Item or Content tool. To recolor border segments or gridlines in a table, choose the Content tool.

2.
Select any item in your document.

3.
Drag a swatch from the Colors palette over a text box, picture box, frame, line, text path, table cell, table gridline, or table border segment .

Figure 1. Drag a swatch from the Colors palette over the item you want to recolor.


4.
Release the mouse over the item to apply the color . If you're applying a color to something narrow, such as a frame, line, text path, or table gridline, release the mouse when the tip of the arrow is directly over the component that you want to recolor. (If the color doesn't change, make sure the percentage for that color isn't 0%.) Option-drag/Alt-drag a swatch to apply a color at a 100% shade, even if the shade percentage of the previously-applied color was below 100.

Figure 2. The back ground of the box is recolored.


or

Keep the mouse button down and move the cursor away from the item to leave its color unchanged.

A two-color linear blend can be applied to the background of a text box or picture box (standard or Bézier) or to a table cell, but not to text, a line, or a frame. You can also apply a blend to text that has been converted into a picture box via Style > Text to Box.


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