How can I change the default colors used to fill contour maps in Surfer?

By default, when you turn on contour fills on a contour map, the colors will range from black at the low values to white at the high values.  You can, of course, go to the contour map properties to change the colors, but if you always want the default to be a different set of colors, follow these steps:
  1. Click File | Defaults.
  2. In the Settings section, expand Map Contour 
  3. Select cFillFgClr.
    1. In the Setting value field,enter the full file path to the CLR file you wish to use. For example: C:\Program Files\Golden Software\Surfer 14\ColorScales\Rainbow6.clr.
    2. Change the Setting persistence to Always reset.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Click Yes to save the changes to the Surfer.set file.


To return Surfer to the original default, follow the same steps but enter Internal Default in the Setting value field.


Updated November 7, 2018

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