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    Table Cell Shading Color (97/sr2)

    Folks,

    Anyone know how to create Table Cell shading using more than the default color palette with 12 colors and 25 levels of gray?

    I want to use more appealing colors such as are available in Excel (with the custom palette). Surely Word can do this -- since I can get the enhanced palette in Format, Backgrounds, but I want to use that palette in Format, Borders & Shading.

    Ideas?

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    Re: Table Cell Shading Color (97/sr2)

    It looks like there are 16 available "colors" for table cell shading in Word. The statement below produces a "out or range error"

    activedocument.Tables(1).Cell(1,1).Shading.Backgro undPatternColorIndex = 17
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    Re: Table Cell Shading Color (97/sr2)

    Okay, thanks. I counted 12 in the palette (plus black, white, & 50% gray in addition to a whole selection of shadings)

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    Re: Table Cell Shading Color (97/sr2)

    If it's any consolation, if/when you upgrade to Word2000, the bazillion-color options are available for Word table cells.

    I know that's no help, but I thought I'd throw it out there for what it's worth.

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    Re: Table Cell Shading Color (97/sr2)

    The user who wanted to know will be very happy with this news.

    Thanks, V.

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    Re: Table Cell Shading Color (97/sr2)

    I also would recommend looking at later versions of Word however...

    It is possible to mix and match two colours (in the limited colour set) by using both the foreground and background colours with the ratio of the mix being varied by the style box. The majority of the colours you can come up with will make the text hard to read on screen but generally print OK.
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