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Color Schemes

Color schemes let you apply colors to many of the elements of your tour such as the title text and background, layout area background, and menu items. You can use one of the color schemes that come with MapsAlive or you can define your own to match your website, map, or tour content.

Working with Color Schemes

You can choose colors for the following tour elements:

  • Tour Title Text
  • Tour Title Background
  • Footer Link
  • Text Area Title
  • Text Area Text
  • Text Area Background
  • Stripe
  • Stripe Border
  • Map Area Background
  • Layout Area Background
  • Banner Background
  • Menu Item Text
  • Selected Menu Item Text
  • Menu Item Hover Text
How to create a new color scheme
  • Choose New > Resource > Color Scheme from the Tour Builder menu
  • On the Edit Color Scheme screen:
    • Choose colors for the tour elements
How to edit a color scheme
  • Choose Library > Color Scheme from the Tour Builder menu
  • On the Color Scheme Library screen:
    • Click the name of the color scheme you want to edit

When you edit a color scheme, all tours that use that scheme are affected. To have the changes apply to only one tour, duplicate an existing color scheme, make the changes to the copy, and use the copy for the tour that needs the changes. This way the original color scheme does not change and other tours won't be affected.

How to choose the color scheme for a tour
  • Choose Layout > Advanced Tour Layout from the Tour Builder menu
  • On the Advanced Tour Layout screen:
    • Select a color scheme name from the Color Scheme dropdown
How to duplicate a color scheme

Making a copy is a good way to customize a color scheme without modifying the original.

  • Choose Library > Color Schemes from the Tour Builder menu
  • On the Color Scheme Library screen:
    • Click the name of the color scheme you want to duplicate
    • Choose Library > Duplicate from the menu
How to delete a color scheme
  • Choose Library > Color Schemes from the Tour Builder menu
  • On the Color Scheme Library screen:
    • Click the name of the color scheme you want to delete
    • Choose Library > Delete from the menu

You cannot delete a color scheme that is used by a tour. You can see how many tours are using a color scheme on the Color Scheme Library screen. Click the Usage Count number to see which tours are using the color scheme.