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    background color (2002)

    I know the html color code I want to use for a background (page color) in Word...but, how do I set the background color in Word to that color versus using the standard (abbreviated) color pallet?

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    Re: background color (2002)

    Is this for on-screen display only or should the background color be printed too?

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    Re: background color (2002)

    For on-screen initially, but I'm sure the user will want to print it as well at some point.

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    Re: background color (2002)

    I guess the initial answer is to save the Word document as an web page and deal w/the color from there.

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    Re: background color (2002)

    If you're going to save the document as a html file, you can use Format | Background | More colors...,, then activate the Custom tab. You can set any color here. The background will be displayed on-screen in Word (in web layout), but not printed from Word. If you save as html, the background will be both displayed and printed.

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    Re: background color (2002)

    Still confused. If I have the Word doc, and know the HTML color code, I cannot use the HTML color code in Format | Background | More colors...
    I guess, correct me if I'm wrong, I have to save the Word doc as an HTML page and then use the HTML color code in setting the background.

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    Re: background color (2002)

    I don't know what a HTML color code is, so I cannot help you with that. Sorry.

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    Re: background color (2002)

    Do you have have hexadecimal value such as <code>#FF0</code> which is short for <code>#FFFF00</code> which gives you yellow? If so, you can use the scientific interface of the Calculator accessory to do the conversion to numeric RGB values. Or, if you're a math whiz, you can do them in your head. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: background color (2002)

    I would get Word to work out the number for you by doing the following:
    1. Create a html file with the required background - you probably already have this.
    2. Use Word to open that html file
    3. Check the value Word has used under Format | Background | More colors...
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    Re: background color (2002)

    How obvious is this? Thanks! I'm 990033 with embarassment.

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