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-How to use custom color on OSX Preview Highlight/Markup
+How to use custom color on OSX Preview Highlight/Markup (supporting Yosemite)
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Japanese procedure is below.
1. Open Inspector using Command+I.
2. Open Font Panel using Commad+T and open Color Panel from it (then you can close Font Panel).
3. Markup a text using any color.
4. Enter edit mode and select something (circle, line, text ... can be any).
5. Select the markup in the Inspector.
6. Now you can change the color using Color Panel.
* Now marker keep to use that color until you change it into default color.
* You cannot set the color to use nextly without changing existing marking.
* Also selecting colors in highlight mode(blue marker icon) is invalid.
* This might be a bug of Preview...
Japanese procedure
1. Command+Iでインスペクタを開きます。
2. Command+Tでフォントパネルを開き、そこからカラーパネルを開きます(フォントパネルは閉じて構いません)。
3. テキストをハイライトします。色はなんでも構いません。
4. 編集モードにして、何か選択します(円、線、テキスト…何でもいいです)
5. ハイライトをインスペクタから選びます。
6. カラーパネルより色を変更することができます。
* 色を(デフォルトに)切り替えるまで、ハイライトモードはその色を使ってハイライトを行います。
* 既存のハイライトの色を変えずに次のハイライトの色を設定することはできません。
* ハイライトモードのまま色を選択しても反映されません。
* プレビューのバグな気がします。
[for search]
-Mountain Lion, Mavericks
+Mountain Lion, Mavericks
+## Yosemite
+- Unfortunately, this procedure cannot be applied to Yosemite.
+ - It looks like usual Adobe Reader or [PDF Reader Pro Free](https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/pdf-reader-pro-free-all-in/id919472673) can be alternative,
+ - but **you might want to backup Mavericks' Preview.app**, which works at least on Yosemite.
+- Or, you can use this small app to hack plist and `killall cfprefsd` to flush it. Of course you should quit Preview first, which is not so combinient...
+//compile with: clang -W -Wall changehighlight.m -framework AppKit
+#import <AppKit/AppKit.h>
+char cmd[2048];
+int main(int argc,char **argv){
+ if(argc<3){
+ fprintf(stderr,"changehighlight Listname Colorname\nexample: Apple Orange / Crayons Lime\n");
+ return 1;
+ }
+ @autoreleasepool{
+ //prepare
+ int ver=0;
+ NSString *listname=[NSString stringWithCString:argv[1] encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
+ NSString *name=[NSString stringWithCString:argv[2] encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
+ {
+ int c;
+ FILE *funame=popen("uname -r","r");
+ for(;~(c=fgetc(funame))&&c!='.';)ver=ver*10+c-'0';
+ pclose(funame);
+ if(ver<12){
+ printf("It looks like you are using Lion or former. This app is useless and might cause unexpected result. Are you sure to continue? [y/N] ");
+ c=getchar();
+ if(c!='y'&&c!='Y')return 1;
+ }
+ }
+ //get color
+ NSColor *color=nil;
+ {
+ NSString *listname=[NSString stringWithCString:argv[1] encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
+ NSString *name=[NSString stringWithCString:argv[2] encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
+ for(NSColorList *colorlist in [NSColorList availableColorLists]){
+ if([[colorlist name] isEqual:listname]){
+ color=[colorlist colorWithKey:name];
+ }
+ }
+ if(color==nil){
+ fprintf(stderr,"color name looks invalid\n");
+ return 1;
+ }
+ }
+ NSData *data=[NSArchiver archivedDataWithRootObject:color];
+ NSString *desc=[data description];
+ //do the hack
+ strcpy(cmd,"defaults write \"");
+ strcat(cmd,getenv("HOME"));
+ if(ver>=14){
+ // Yosemite (or later, perhaps)
+ strcat(cmd,"/Library/Group Containers/com.apple.Preview/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Preview.plist");
+ }else if(ver>=11){
+ // Lion,Mountain Lion,Mavericks
+ strcat(cmd,"/Library/Containers/com.apple.Preview/Data/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Preview.plist");
+ }else{
+ strcat(cmd,"/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Preview.plist");
+ }
+ strcat(cmd,"\" PVAnnotationColor_8 \"");
+ strcat(cmd,[desc UTF8String]);
+ strcat(cmd,"\"");
+ puts(cmd);
+ system(cmd);
+ system("killall cfprefsd");
+ return 0;
+ }
+List of Colors with usual OSX configuration:
+Apple Black
+Apple Blue
+Apple Brown
+Apple Cyan
+Apple Green
+Apple Magenta
+Apple Orange
+Apple Purple
+Apple Red
+Apple Yellow
+Apple White
+Crayons Cantaloupe
+Crayons Honeydew
+Crayons Spindrift
+Crayons Sky
+Crayons Lavender
+Crayons Carnation
+Crayons Licorice
+Crayons Snow
+Crayons Salmon
+Crayons Banana
+Crayons Flora
+Crayons Ice
+Crayons Orchid
+Crayons Bubblegum
+Crayons Lead
+Crayons Mercury
+Crayons Tangerine
+Crayons Lime
+Crayons Sea Foam
+Crayons Aqua
+Crayons Grape
+Crayons Strawberry
+Crayons Tungsten
+Crayons Silver
+Crayons Maraschino
+Crayons Lemon
+Crayons Spring
+Crayons Turquoise
+Crayons Blueberry
+Crayons Magenta
+Crayons Iron
+Crayons Magnesium
+Crayons Mocha
+Crayons Fern
+Crayons Moss
+Crayons Ocean
+Crayons Eggplant
+Crayons Maroon
+Crayons Steel
+Crayons Aluminum
+Crayons Cayenne
+Crayons Asparagus
+Crayons Clover
+Crayons Teal
+Crayons Midnight
+Crayons Plum
+Crayons Tin
+Crayons Nickel
+"Web Safe Colors" 003366
+"Web Safe Colors" 99CCFF
+bla bla...
+System alternateSelectedControlColor
+System alternateSelectedControlTextColor
+System controlBackgroundColor
+System controlColor
+System controlDarkShadowColor
+System controlHighlightColor
+System controlLightHighlightColor
+System controlShadowColor
+System controlTextColor
+System disabledControlTextColor
+System gridColor
+System headerColor
+System headerTextColor
+System highlightColor
+System keyboardFocusIndicatorColor
+System knobColor
+System labelColor
+System quaternaryLabelColor
+System scrollBarColor
+System secondaryLabelColor
+System secondarySelectedControlColor
+System selectedControlColor
+System selectedControlTextColor
+System selectedKnobColor
+System selectedMenuItemColor
+System selectedMenuItemTextColor
+System selectedTextBackgroundColor
+System selectedTextColor
+System shadowColor
+System tertiaryLabelColor
+System textBackgroundColor
+System textColor
+System windowBackgroundColor
+System windowFrameColor
+System windowFrameTextColor