Altium Designer Documentation

Text Editors - Colors

Modified by Susan Riege on Apr 11, 2017
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Parent page: TextEdit Preferences

The Text Editors - Colors page of the Preferences dialog

Summary

The Text Editors - Colors page of the Preferences dialog provides controls and information related to text colors. 

The right hand Example region of the dialog changes according to the settings you choose in the left hand region. Additionally, when you click an element in the Example region, the left hand region automatically shows the selected element's settings. These features enable you to readily see the effect of your color settings.

Access

This page is accessed by clicking Colors under the Text Editors folder in the main Preferences dialog (DXP » Preferences).

Options/Controls

Editor Colors Settings

  • Color SpeedSetting - use the drop-down list to select the desired color setting. Choices include:
    • Custom
​If Custom is selected, color settings can be set manually using the controls located in the lower region of the dialog.
  • Default
  • Classic 
  • Ocean
  • Twilight 
  • Visual Studio
  • Altium
  • Element - this is a list of all elements that exist in the text. Each element has a default setting that is available in the lower region of the dialog.
If default setting is checked, the default color is shown in the associated drop down as well as in the Example region.
  • Foreground Color 
    • ​Use default color - check this box to use the default foreground color. Use the drop-down list to select a system defined foreground color for the selected element. 
  • Background Color
    • ​Use default color - check this box to use the default background color. Use the drop-down list to select a system defined background color for the selected element.  
  • Text attributes - check desired boxes to define attributes for the text. Choices include:
    • Bold
    • Italic
    • Underline

​Additional Controls

  • Load Colors - click to open the Load Color Scheme dialog in which you can load color settings (*.clr files) from external sources.
  • Save Colors - click to open the Save Color Scheme As dialog in which you can save the color settings as a *.clr file.
  • Configure Language - click to open the Language Setup dialog from where you can manage a list of languages that can be associated to documents opened in the Text Editor. 
  • Edit Current Language Syntax - click to open the Syntax Editor dialog from which you can edit the syntax of the current language.

 

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