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FAQ: Why do the Color Scheme and Color Ramp dropdown lists on the Layer Properties Symbology tab show different Color Ramps?

Question

Why do the Color Scheme and Color Ramp dropdown lists on the Layer Properties Symbology tab show different Color Ramps?

Answer

Selecting a symbology category for a layer may require choosing a Color Scheme or Color Ramp.
The default ESRI style groups the default Color Ramps into four categories:
1. Default Ramps
2. Dichromatic Ramps
3. Spatial Ramps
4. Default Schemes
The Color Scheme dropdown on the Layer Properties > Symbology dialog lists all Color Ramp styles except for those in the Default Ramps and Dichromatic Ramps categories.
The Color Ramp dropdown on the Layer Properties > Symbology dialog lists all Color Ramp styles except for those in the Default Schemes and Dichromatic Ramps categories.