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    Text Colour (97)

    Hello, is there a way of adding further colours to the standard text colour pallete? I have a Power Point presentation with a Word table in the presentation, the text colour I have used in the presentation is not available in the colour pallete through Word.

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    Re: Text Colour (97)

    No, the selection of colors is fixed in Word 97; it can't be expanded or customized. You'll have to upgrade - Word 2002 allows you to select any 24-bit color.

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    Re: Text Colour (97)

    Cheers Hans, thank v m

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    Re: Text Colour (97)

    If you paste the table into Powerpoint as a graphic then you can use the recolour function to change each of the colours in the graphic to ones available in the Powerpoint swatch.

    To do this:
    Copy the table in Word and go to Powerpoint and choose Paste Special and see if you get an option which gives you a Windows Metafile or Enhanced Windows Metafile. If not choose a format that maintains the look of the table and then cut it from Powerpoint and choose Paste Special again to get a metafile this time.

    Once it is in Powerpoint as a graphic, right click it and choose Format Picture and in the resulting dialog click the recolour picture and you will be able to reassign each of the colours used in the table to ones available in Powerpoint.

    I tested this in Office 2002 but the same options have been around for a long time in Powerpoint and I am guessing this will work there too.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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