Hexadecimal color values are six-digit numbers used in HTML, CSS, SVG, and other computing applications to represent the red, green, and blue components of colors. Our tip image shows a color’s RGB make-up as well as its hex value: ffb720.

Working with hex values for colors used in digital content created in InDesign is much easier now. Previously, the hex value edit field was available only in the Color Picker dialog and the New Color Swatch dialog in RGB color mode. With the latest InDesign build, the hex value edit field is also available in the Color panel when RGB sliders are displayed. This is great news, as edits to the hex value can be made directly from the Color panel without opening the Color Picker dialog box.

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Posted by: Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years supporting publishing operations of various sizes. In her role as Technical Product Manager for Technology for Publishing, she shares her publishing application expertise supporting a broad range of publishing clients in InDesign best practices, cross-platform content workflows, and InDesign Template strategies. Her weekly tip and blog posts have a committed following in the InDesign community, and as a long-time participant in the InDesign pre-release community, she regularly analyzes and provides feedback for upcoming features. Monica manages the authoring and publication of Technology for Publishing’s handbooks on InDesign, InCopy, and other associated titles.