ColorsInUse Object (Publisher)
A collection of ColorFormat objects that represent the colors present in the specified publication.
The ColorsInUse collection supports all the publication color models: RGB, process colors, and spot color.
For process color and spot color publications, colors are based on inks. For a given ink, a publication may contain several colors that are different tints or shades of that ink. Use the Plates collection to access the plates that represent the inks defined for a publication.
The following example lists properties of each color in the active publication that is based on the specified ink. This example assumes the publication's color mode has been defined as spot color or process and spot color.
Sub ListColorsBasedOnInk() Dim cfLoop As ColorFormat For Each cfLoop In ActiveDocument.ColorsInUse With cfLoop If .Ink = "2" Then Debug.Print "BaseRGB: " & .BaseRGB Debug.Print "RGB: " & .RGB Debug.Print "TintShade: " & .TintAndShade Debug.Print "Type: " & .Type End If End With Next cfLoop End Sub
Use ColorsInUse(index), where index is the color index number, to return a single ColorFormat object. The following example returns properties for the second color in the publication.
Sub ColorProperties() With ActiveDocument.ColorsInUse(2) Debug.Print "Color RBG: " & .RGB Debug.Print "Ink RBG: " & .BaseRGB Debug.Print "Tint: " & .TintAndShade End With End Sub