Can I use command blocks to /give me an item with a coloured name?



  • Lots of questions from me today. Here is my command so far:

    /give @p minecraft:writable_book 1 0 {pages:[""],display:{Name:"Command Book",color:purple}}
    

    I want a simple command book but I'd like it to look nice, with a colored name for when I hover over it in my inventory. I have tried and tried and searched the internet, but without third party sources I cant find a way to spawn it with a colored name within a command block. Can anyone help?



  • You'll need to use some external world editor capable of editing a block's NBT data. For example, MCEdit.

    Open up the command block's data (method varies by tool; with MCEdit, run the "NBT Edit" filter with the command block selected):

    NBT Editor

    Then, in the "Command" string, paste in a section sign (§) followed by a formatting code corresponding to the colour you want right before the text you want coloured:

    NBT Editor editing a tag

    When you go back into the game, the command in the block should look like this:

    Coloured command in a command block

    And give books that look like this:

    enter image description here




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