Default colors and line style options

Every time Match! needs to assign a new color (e.g. to a reference pattern entry when it gets marked in the candidate list for the first time), it uses the colors and line styles that are defined on this page of the "Colors and line styles" dialog. (The "Colors and line styles" dialog can be opened using the corresponding button in the toolbar at the top of the main window.)

The colors and line styles are used from top to bottom; if a color is already used by some reference pattern, the color and line style from the next line below are used etc.

For all default settings, the current color is displayed in a corresponding box. By clicking on this color box you can open a color selection dialog where you can select/define a new default color.

It is not only possible to define the default color but also the corresponding line style and width. The current line style is displayed to the right of the corresponding color box. If you press on the small arrow on its right-hand side, you will get a list of available line styles from which you can also select the new line style.
To the right of the line style box, you can enter or adjust the corresponding line width (given in points). Either use the "up" and "down" array buttons to modify the line width, or enter a new value directly.

Default settings

If you mark the "Save as defaults" checkbox at the bottom of the dialog before you close it by clicking "OK", the current settings (all but the ones on the tab "Current exp. data"!) will be stored in the registry so that they are restored next time your start Match!. You can also save the current settings explicitly by selecting the corresponding command in the "Options" menu. This is generally appropriate if you changed some options using toolbar buttons instead of the "Options" dialog.

Factory settings

If you are in doubt whether your default settings are still appropriate, you can restore the original (Crystal Impact) settings using the "Restore factory settings" command in the "Options" menu.

Colors and Line Style Settings for Experimental Diffraction Patterns

You can change the colors and line styles used for the display of experimental diffraction patterns in two different ways:

  1. Open the "Experimental patterns" window from the "Pattern" menu (or press the corresponding button in the main toolbar at the top). In the window that opens, please (double-) click on the corresponding color box, line style or width to change them, then press "OK".
  2. As an alternative, mark an experimental diffraction pattern in the pattern graphics (either by clicking on the corresponding profile curve, peaks or its sample ID in the legend), then open the so-called "pattern menu" by clicking on the corresponding button that becomes available in the upper-right corner (instead of the normal '+' button for importing diffraction data). From the menu that opens, run the command "Pattern settings", select color and/or line style/width (or sample ID, date/time) for the currently marked pattern in the small window that opens, then press "OK".