BINGO! These are exactly the definitions I'm trying to delete. And yes, they are named "RGB xxx,yyy,zzz" and we have a lot of 256-color PNG files in the docs so that they can have transparency applied to them.
-----Original Message----- From: Combs, Richard [mailto:richard.co...@polycom.com] Sent: Monday, June 25, 2007 11:18 AM To: Jon Harvey; Framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: RE: deleting color definitions Jon Harvey wrote: > I have a few dozen FM documents that each have at least 100 > color definitions that I would love to delete. Is there a way > to delete them all at once for a given document? Better yet, > delete them at the book level? I've tried saving the doc as a > MIF file and opening it in notepad but only the default color > definitions appear. Strange but true. Carla suggested a tool that may solve your problem. But I'm wondering about your not finding these colors in the MIF. Do they by any chance have names like "RGB 080,067,143"? If so, the source is probably imported PNG graphics that use indexed color. Each such graphic contains a palette of 256 colors, defined by their RGB values, as in the name example. For some reason, FM adds all these palette colors to its color definitions list. As long as you have 256-color PNGs in your docs, you won't be able to get rid of these color definitions -- you can delete them, but they'll keep coming back. The solution is to open the PNGs in a graphics program and save them as 24-bit (16 million colors) PNGs. Surprisingly, you'll find that the file sizes increase relatively little. HTH! Richard ------ Richard G. Combs Senior Technical Writer Polycom, Inc. richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom 303-223-5111 ------ rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom 303-777-0436 ------