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ColoredBooks v.1.0 - Create colored books!


Ever wanted to create books in-game? Well, as of Minecraft 1.4 you can! Unfortunately, your text is all black on white. Nothing amazing, right? Well, with ColoredBooks you can write books with color! Your books won't be as plain!


  • Colorable text in books !
  • Signed or unsigned books are supported (colored text can be visible on a final / unfinal book) !


Instead of typing /cb, you may type /colorbook .

  • /cb
    • Colors the text within the book on your hand !

How to Use

When you type your text within the book, you label text with color codes (EX: &1, &f, &3, &b) which can be found here.. Then, when you want to convert those to colors, you type the /cb or /colorbook command. A copy of your book will be made but all text will be put into color.


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  • Avatar of number1Master number1Master Mar 31, 2015 at 01:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @gwinny7: Go

    From my experience it doesn't display the characters (like §a for example) but it will still change the color for all text that follows.

  • Avatar of gwinny7 gwinny7 Mar 26, 2015 at 21:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @number1Master: Go can vanilla minecraft do coloured: sign book and quill titles?

    Alt codes do not work, and the § character cannot be typed even using a keyboard which has it implemented, meaning titles cannot be colored or formatted in-game.


  • Avatar of number1Master number1Master Oct 21, 2013 at 22:24 UTC - 0 likes

    @GermanAdmin: Go

    This plugin is essentially irrelevant because Minecraft has added this feature:

  • Avatar of GermanAdmin GermanAdmin Oct 21, 2013 at 15:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Are there any Permissions? If yes where? If no could you make them?

  • Avatar of number1Master number1Master May 19, 2013 at 23:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @Smellyhobo101: Go

    When I originally made the plugin, this was unheard of. I did research myself.

    Thanks for the information. Although using Vanilla Minecraft is more convenient, this plugin probably makes it easier for the average noob :P

  • Avatar of Smellyhobo101 Smellyhobo101 May 19, 2013 at 05:26 UTC - 0 likes

    I was going to get this plugin but with a bit of research i can see that this can be replicated in vanilla minecraft. Just copy this character : §

    You can type it by holding alt and pressing 0167. Then, copy it to your clipboard and paste it into a book with CTRL+V. Then use the color code you want to write in and you immediately start writing in that color.

  • Avatar of number1Master number1Master Apr 28, 2013 at 01:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @Freelix2000: Go

    When you type /cb/, your book is copied and put into your inventory. The copy of the book has the colors updated. So, make sure you are looking into the correct book.

    Otherwise, please paste / write a brief example of how you used the color codes in the book.

  • Avatar of Freelix2000 Freelix2000 Apr 27, 2013 at 22:11 UTC - 0 likes

    When I put color codes in a book and type /cb, it says it added the color, but it does nothing.

  • Avatar of number1Master number1Master Mar 27, 2013 at 05:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @JangoBrick: Go

    Um ... what? Yes, I know Craftbukkit uses ChatColor ... but the point of this plugin is to be able to write colored-text books. For example, this is my book:

    &kLOL &4RandomBook

    After typing /cb, &k and &4 will be replaced with their ChatColors which will cause the book to be colored ...

  • Avatar of JangoBrick JangoBrick Mar 27, 2013 at 05:45 UTC - 0 likes

    @number1Master: Go

    The keyboards support that feature, but when you try to type it inside of Minecraft, nothing happens. Minecraft supports it as a color char because it IS the color! Look at ChatColor. If you type, for example, ChatColor.RED + "Test", it gives you "§4Test". (I tried it out, but maybe it's different on other machines, don't know that).

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Date created
Mar 17, 2013
Last update
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