DefineColor

Colors defined with DefineColors can be referenced later by their name.

Child elements

(none)

Parent elements

AtPageCreation, AtPageShipout, Case, Contents, ForAll, Include, Layout, Loop, Otherwise, Record, SavePages, Until, While

Attributes

b (0 up to 100, optional)
Blue part with RGB
c (0 up to 100, optional)
Cyan part with CMYK
colorname (text, optional)
The name of the spot color if model is »spotcolor«. The name must match the required color name, such as »PANTONE 116 C«.
g (0 up to 100, optional)
Green part with RGB / gray part when using the model gray
k (0 up to 100, optional)
Black part with CMYK
m (0 up to 100, optional)
Magenta part with CMYK
model (optional)
Color model to be used for the color. Currently “rgb”, “cmyk”, “gray” and “spotcolor” are supported.
cmyk
CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, key/black), values between 0 and 100 (100 = full intensity)
rgb
rgb (red, green, blue), values between 0 and 100, 100 means full intensity
RGB
rgb (red, green, blue), values between 0 and 255, 255 means full intensity
gray
Gray (0=black, 100=white)
spotcolor
Use a PANTONE or HKS color.
name (text)
The name of the color to be defined.
overprint (optional)
Enable overprint for this color.
yes
Enable overprint for this color.
no
Disable overprint for this color (default).
r (0 up to 100, optional)
Red part with RGB
value (text, optional)
Hex value of the color, such as #FA5 or #FFAA55.
y (0 up to 100, optional)
Yellow part with CMYK

Example

<DefineColor name="black" model="cmyk" c="0" m="0" y="0" k="100"/>
<DefineColor name="white" model="rgb" r="100" g="100" b="100"/>

Info

The CSS level 3 colors are predefined in RGB-space. See http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-color/ for the definitions. That means you can use common colors such as red or goldenrod without using DefineColor. The predefined colors are: aliceblue, black, orange, rebeccapurple, antiquewhite, aqua, aquamarine, azure, beige, bisque, blanchedalmond, blue, blueviolet, brown, burlywood, cadetblue, chartreuse, chocolate, coral, cornflowerblue, cornsilk, crimson, darkblue, darkcyan, darkgoldenrod, darkgray, darkgreen, darkgrey, darkkhaki, darkmagenta, darkolivegreen, darkorange, darkorchid, darkred, darksalmon, darkseagreen, darkslateblue, darkslategray, darkslategrey, darkturquoise, darkviolet, deeppink, deepskyblue, dimgray, dimgrey, dodgerblue, firebrick, floralwhite, forestgreen, fuchsia, gainsboro, ghostwhite, gold, goldenrod, gray, green, greenyellow, grey, honeydew, hotpink, indianred, indigo, ivory, khaki, lavender, lavenderblush, lawngreen, lemonchiffon, lightblue, lightcoral, lightcyan, lightgoldenrodyellow, lightgray, lightgreen, lightgrey, lightpink, lightsalmon, lightseagreen, lightskyblue, lightslategray, lightslategrey, lightsteelblue, lightyellow, lime, limegreen, linen, maroon, mediumaquamarine, mediumblue, mediumorchid, mediumpurple, mediumseagreen, mediumslateblue, mediumspringgreen, mediumturquoise, mediumvioletred, midnightblue, mintcream, mistyrose, moccasin, navajowhite, navy, oldlace, olive, olivedrab, orangered, orchid, palegoldenrod, palegreen, paleturquoise, palevioletred, papayawhip, peachpuff, peru, pink, plum, powderblue, purple, red, rosybrown, royalblue, saddlebrown, salmon, sandybrown, seagreen, seashell, sienna, silver, skyblue, slateblue, slategray, slategrey, snow, springgreen, steelblue, tan, teal, thistle, tomato, turquoise, violet, wheat, white, whitesmoke, yellow and yellowgreen

See also

The section about colors.