Excel colors: getting rgb color definition following theme and tint values ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I am writing a python application to reproduce an excel table in SVG.

    Is there a way to get all correspondances between rgb color, and (theme-tint) values currently defined in excel ? for example: '235,241,222' -> (6, 0.8): 

    I am aware about this,

    but I would like to avoid calculation and store these values directly.


    Monday, May 29, 2017 2:15 PM

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  • Hello,

    This forum is for development issues related to Excel object model. Office object model doesn't provide any method or properties to get all correspondences between rgb color and theme-tint.

    I think you need to write your logic to calculate.



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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 8:42 AM
  • Which colours? A theme has 10 colours, then 5 %-tints for each. The %-tints are not at fixed %s but according to an algorithm which depend on the source colour (can be calculated). So 60 colours for a given theme, or 72 if you include the 2 hyperlink colors (not shown on the Excel palette)

    The default Office theme differs in successive versions. Dozens of alternate built-in themes can easily be applied, also different in successive versions. Any built-in theme can be customised, or third party custom themes installed.

    Friday, June 2, 2017 9:13 AM