Export a color table in Excel format

Microsoft Excel is certainly the most widely used spreadsheet in the world, exporting to .xlsx format allows you to use color table data with scripts that open up endless possibilities.
The .xlsx format is also a way to share with other players in the graphic chain, the spectral values, Lab, Lch, XYZ of your color table ...
... but also the RGB and CMYK values if the table has been previously converted with an icc profile in Coraye.
Other software is also able to use the .xlsx format, we will only mention one: Open Office Calc (Free).


- The Color Table module
- The color table to export in .xlsx

Show your reference table in the Colors Table interface

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The first thing to do is to drag and drop your color table into Coraye or to perform a file > Open to select your color table.
Coraye is compatible with .cxf, .aco, .acb, .ase, .csv, etc...

In this example we will be using an Avery Dennison Vinyl 500, 700 & 800 color table.

To learn more, refer to the chapter: Importing a color table

Export in Excel .xlsx format

Export the file by right-clicking on the color table located in the left column

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Select the export format .xlsx (Excel)

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Coraye displays the fields contained in the color table.
If the table has been converted to RGB, the RGB field appears.
If it has been converted to CMYK, the CMYK field appears

To learn more, refer to the chapter: Converting a swatch to RGB mode

Select the fields you want to add to the .xlsx file, then click the "Export" button

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Save the file

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Here is what the file opened in Open Office Calc looks like:

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