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    Sue
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    Word - Custom Colors

    Is there any way that I can add a custom color to the default color settings in word?

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    Re: Word - Custom Colors

    What version of word are you using?
    have fun

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    Sue
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    Re: Word - Custom Colors

    Office 2000.
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    Re: Word - Custom Colors

    Which colors do you want to customise - text and background, or the actual colors of the interface ?

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    Sue
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    Re: Word - Custom Colors

    I'd like to customize the text color.

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    Sue
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    Re: Word - Custom Colors

    Sorry, I am still trying to figure out how to post a question/reply... this is the first time I've ever used a system like this. It's the text color I'd like to customize to add to the settings. I've figured out a long way of doing it and that's through setting up a style,and creating a custom color... that'll do, but was wondering if there were a short cut - faster way of doing this.

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    Re: Word - Custom Colors

    If you go to Tools, Format , Font and select the color and other settings you want for the default and then click the default button. You will be aske dto confirm.

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    Sue
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    Re: Word - Custom Colors

    Thanks!! I'll give that a try!
    cheers!

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    Re: Word - Custom Colors

    Hi Sue:

    A fast way to set up a style is to start with something close and apply manual formatting (here a font color; there is a button on the toolbar for that). Next click the cursor in the style box on the formatting toolbar & type in a new style name. Then press enter. You've just created a new "style by example". However, if you want to add it to your template, you'll have to go through Format/Style/Modify & tick "add to template".

    Note that there are some attributes that you cannot control using this method, such as style for the next paragraph, shortcut key.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Word 97 - Custom Colors

    Sue asked this question for Word 2000, which offers a huge range of colours via Format / Font / Color.

    Is there any way in Word 97 to extend the boring 16 "colors" that a font can have? I'm interested only for producing business cards, where a little more colour subtlety would be useful...
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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    Re: Word 97 - Custom Colors

    I think the only way in Word 97 would be to resort to WordArt, the full range is available there.

    However maybe there us a way, but I doubt it.

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    Re: Word - Custom Colors

    Word2000 on Win2K
    I want to change the colors in the colorpicker popup to look similar to the one we've customized in Excel to have a common look&feel across Office2000 applications.

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