- What is Search?
- Editing Search results
- Saving Search results
- Dynamic filtering Search results
- Short cuts
What is Search?
Search allows you to match colors from Palettes or Swatches. Simply choose colors from a Palette or Swatch to search for and then choose whether to search in Palettes or Swatches for those colors.
The Search tab
To start a Search, first choose whether the Search will be based on colors from a Palette or a Swatch by tapping one side of the Palette | Swatch control. Next choose the Palette or Swatch colors to base the Search on by tapping the button to the right of the Palette | Swatch control. A subset of colors can be selected by tapping on the colors displayed below the Palette | Swatch.
Next choose whether the Search should look for the selected colors in either Swatches or Palettes by tapping that section of the "Search in" Palettes | Swatches. The search will normally search all Palette or Swatch collections. However, the Search may be restricted to a single collection by tapping the button to the right of the Palettes | Swatches button.
Tap the Perform Search to start the Search. Results of the Search will appear below the Perform Search on an iPad. On other devices, the results will overlay the Search controls. The header of the results table will indicate the number of items found. The symbols below the colors in the results table indicate how well the colors match the colors being searched for.
iPad Search Results
- indicates the color is an exact match to one or more colors
- indicates the color is the same but has either added white or black (a lighter or darker tone of the color)
- indicates the color is similar
Editing: Rearranging and deleting entries from the results
Use the sort buttons to sort the results by most matches. The button will turn green when that sort direction was chosen. Note that sort gives more weight to exact matches than different tone matches while different tone matches are weighted more heavily than similar matches. Also note that sort will override any rearrangement done using Edit.
The Edit button in the tool bar of the Search results table allows results to be removed or their order rearranged Click the Edit button when finished editing.
Saving Search results
The results of a Search can be saved to a Project by tapping the Save results on the Search tab toolbar. Choose an existing Project or create a new one by tapping the "+ button. The save will add the Palette or Swatch being searched for as well as those Palettes or Swatches currently in the results table.
Dynamic filtering Search results
Search results can be dynamically filtered by tapping individual colors in the "Base search on" colors. When a color is selected, it is highlighted. Tapping it again will deselect the color. Using a two finger tap will select all colors, or if all are already selected, it will deselect all colors. All colors selected and no colors selected will produce identical results.
The result of selecting one or more colors are shown in the results. Items with no matches are grayed out. Items with matches show only the matches for the selected colors.
Search with filtering
- A tap and hold on a color of a Palette will display a large version of that color along with the RGB (Red, Green, Blue) and CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, black) values for the color.
- Double tapping a color will show all of the colors of that item.
- The jump buttons and can be use to jump to the top and bottom of the search results