Eyedropper tool should be available when creating a customized palette.
The eyedropper is not available in the Master View.
Not all templates are made based on Corprate PMS colors. Often I need to pull a color from a background, stock photo or client supplied art (or any other non-vector source).
I can see no reason to eliminate that ability during a crucial step in template design.
David Benaim commented
It can, but you need someone to tell you how! CLick & hold
That holding trick/bug is awesome! Thanks! Still, an embarrassment for Microsoft.
Jim Zarifis commented
@Robin - I've used PowerPoint for years and never knew that holding the mouse button down would allow you to go beyond the PowerPoint window to select a color. Thanks for the tip!
Microsoft - looks like some indication is needed to tell the user that holding the mouse button down with the eyedropper allows you to select a color from anywhere on the screen.
Everyone: Suggestions on how to implement? Maybe a tooltip when you hover over the eyedropper?
Jacquie DeVita commented
This goes in the "how....? Why...was this missed?" category.
Chris Cochrun commented
YES! 100% YES! Eyedropper should be available in all places where you pick colors. That way we can for sure grab the colors we'd like.
While you can pick up any color in editing view, I strongly support the second idea in this suggestion: Yes, please, let us use the eyedropper when creating a palette of Design Colors. This would make the work of template designers a lot easier.
Actually, you can pick up from anywhere on the screen. Once you have the eyedropper selected, click and drag beyond PPT to choose a color from anywhere on the screen! I agree with your comment on making the eyedropper accessible for color palette creation, though!
[Deleted User] commented
+1 ! Definitely annoying to waste time coding in XML because we do not get the eyedropper to create a custom color palette !
I wish eyedropper can pick up the color from anywhere on a screen and also being available when creating custom color palette
Francine Champagne commented
Typing in RGB numbers from an eyedropper sampling done in Photoshop is passé in 2016.
When i need it the most?
When working on the master set-up.