In Living Color: Changing Colors in a Table

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As the old saying goes, life isn't just black and white; there are shades of grey. Well in Collage there are more than just shades of grey, but shades of color that can be used in various places, including in a table. Here are some easy steps on how to spice up the tables on your pages with a little splash of color!


1. Sign into Collage and create a new task. If you are fuzzy on how to do this then please follow the steps in this blog entry.

2. Once you've created the task, go into your Collage Inbox by selecting Home and Inbox. Then select the task you've just created and click on the blue name of it to open the task -  listed under task name, under Current Tasks and Notifications.

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3. Open the page you want to edit. If you did not already add the page to this task you’ll need to do so now.  If you need help with this try this blog entry.


4. Once you’ve added any pages you wish to edit, click on overview and then select the file you wish to edit from the Assets box by clicking on the file name highlighted in blue.

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5. Inside the page you’ve selected to edit, click on the line inside the table you want to change the color of and click on table. In this example, it’s the Arts & Ideas events calendar.

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6. Select Edit table or cell settings – I prefer just to go straight to cell settings as it saves a step. If you want to edit the background color for the entire table click on edit table, other wise select cell settings to change the color of each cell (line). For changing a specific cell skip down to #9.

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6a. A pop-up window will open for editing the table. Notice the color listed in Background.

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7. Click on the square with "" in it:

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8. Select the color you want and hit o.k.

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9. Not sure which shade the color is? Then you might want to consider editing the table via the Cell Settings. Go into a row that has the color you want to change another row to and follow the same directions as above with clicking on table. Instead of selecting Edit Table, select Cell Settings.

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9a. In the pop-up window, notice the letter code listed in Background.

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10. You can then copy and paste that letter code into the same space on another cell to produce the same color – rather than going through the process and picking the color from the color palette as we did above.

Just highlight the code with your mouse, copy it. Then select the cell (row/line etc.) that you want to change color and follow steps 9 and 9a again.

10a. Except this time the Background in the Cell Attributes window should be empty. Paste the letter code in there and hit o.k.

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11. Now make any other edits or changes you need to make to the page and mark the task done - sending it down the line for approval. There are two ways to mark your part of the task done - see the images below:


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