Colours have been assigned to keys and are shown in the coding window but are not shown in the
Key cutting or
Key codes reports.
PM8: All versions
In the Inline module prior to PM8 there was one colour possible for each key and the colour setup allowed only a colour name to be entered.
In PM8 there are two colours allowed for each key and the colour setup allows for a colour name and short colour name to be entered.
When a single colour is assigned to a key, the colour name is shown. When two (or more in the case of other design modules) colours are assigned to a key, the Short colour name is used. If the Short colour name is blank then the printout will not show a colour.
Short colour names are used when there are multiple colours on a key because of the space required on a printout for displaying multiple long colour names.
For example, showing a colour as 'Fluro Yellow-Light Blue' is not practical, so short colour names would show it as something like 'FlY-LtB'.
For each colour, enter an appropriate short colour name.
Setup and Adminthen
Design Module Selectionwindow.
Key Colourswindow and for any that are missing, edit that colour and enter an appropriate short colour.
Examples of colours and appropriate short colours:
|Light Blue or better Lt Blue||LtB|
|Light Green or better Lt Green||LtG|
|Dark Blue or better Dk Blue||DkB|
|Dark Green or better Dk Green||DkG|
|Fluro Blue or better Fl Blue||FlB|
|Fluro Green or better Fl Green||FlG|
Avoid using all capital letters - this is harder to read and takes more space on printouts.
Although quite long names can be entered for the colour and short colour, try to keep them short if possible.