How do I find out a symbols current color?

When I use Change Properties, I'll get a dialog that shows current/active color for the sheet, which is really handy if I want to change the symbol's color to that. But how do I find out what the symbol's current color is?

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  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 9 images Mapmaker ProFantasy
    Accepted Answer

    You can find that and a lot of other information as well by using the List command in the Info menu.

    Pick List, and then select the symbol and press D for do it. That will bring up a blue window with all the relevant details.

  • MonsenMonsen 🖼️ 12 images Mapmaker Administrator
    Accepted Answer
    An additional tip here is that you can use Extract Properties on the entity. That changes the current color to that color (as well as other properties). This is great when you need that to be the default choice in change properties for changing other entities to match. It also lets you see the color visually on the status bar.


  • Obligatory follow-up: how can I edit some of the esoteric fields in the info, such as the rotation?

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 9 images Mapmaker ProFantasy

    The information in the Info blue window is not directly editable, but you can use the tools in the left hand bars to rotate, scale, etc. Numeric edits are also possible, but that is not one of my specialities. I think Remy knows far far more about that than I do.

  • MonsenMonsen 🖼️ 12 images Mapmaker Administrator
    edited September 7

    Those are not directly editable, you have to use commands like Rotate on the entity.

  • Ah, you ninjaed each other.

  • I've been using it, but after free rotating, the 15deg doesn't awlays line up, like it;s 15deg from the current angle. So it would be really handy if there was a way to set the angle to 0 deg. For that matter, same for scale. Thanks for the help!

  • MonsenMonsen 🖼️ 12 images Mapmaker Administrator

    Well, you can rotate it to the exact negative value of the current rotation first (as found by List), this will get it to 0 degrees. Now the 15 degrees snap will be from 0 instead of the previous value.

  • You can also use CTRL-SHIFT for more accurate rotation by hand.

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