Using Color Coding Schemes

Language color coding helps you to identify code blocks in large documents and to distinguish between language types. The default color coding scheme is for HTML, but you can use any of these color coding schemes for your documents:

To change the color coding scheme to use in your documents:

  1. In the Options > Settings > Editor > Color Coding pane, select the color coding scheme to use and click Set as Default.
  2. Click Apply.

Setting the supported file types for a scheme

The color schemes for the supported languages are grouped by file extensions in the Color Coding pane. You can easily change the file types for a scheme.

To modify file types for a scheme:

  1. Open Color Coding under Options > Settings > Editor.
  2. Select the scheme you want to change.
  3. Click the Edit Extensions button to open the edit dialog box.
  4. Edit the extensions list as need.

    Be sure to separate entries with a semi-colon.

  5. Click OK to apply the new list.

You can click the Reset to Defaults button at any time to use the original values.

Setting the tag display

It is easy to implement a custom code scheme by changing the default colors and font styles.

To change a color scheme:

  1. Open Color Coding under Options > Settings > Editor.
  2. Select the scheme you want to change.
  3. Click the Edit Scheme button to open the edit dialog box.

    The preview pane shows the options that are set for the selected scheme.

  4. Select an item from the Elements list.
  5. To change either the foreground or background color for the element, first clear the Use default box below the element color box.
  6. Right-click on the color box and select a color from the Color dialog.
  7. To change a font style select one of the style boxes.
  8. Repeat these steps as needed for other language elements.
  9. Click OK when all changes.

You can click the Reset to Defaults button at any time to use the original values.

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