Color spell-checker
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How does the color spell-checker work? There are several places where you can define colors for plants in your collection: flowers, leaves, bark, dyes and the all-purpose "other interest" item.

When specifying color values, you can choose a single color from the drop-down list or you can type in a list of possible colors.  When you type a list of possible colors, the spell-checker is invoked to ensure that you haven't entered an invalid color name.  This is important in order to allow you to search for items in your collection by color values.

 
As you type the red wavy line alerts you that the name is still incomplete.
When a color name has been correctly typed, it's corresponding color value is displayed in the adjacent color patch.
Multiple colors can be entered and the adjacent color patch will display the color values in pie shaped wedges.
Adjectives like bright, brilliant, dark, very, and so forth can be applied arbitrarily.  The adjacent color patch will show the approximate color.
Compound-words composed of more than one valid color name will use the last half of the compound name as the color patch value. ........................................................

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Last reviewed March 25, 2004   

 

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