Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Understanding Color Selection
A set of colors that is assigned to the preset positions is a color theme . You can apply both
border (outline) and fi ll colors using color pickers . A color picker is a menu that shows the
colors from the currently chosen color theme, along with tints (light versions) and shades
(dark versions) of each of the theme colors. To stick with theme colors, which I recommend
in most cases, choose one of the theme colors or one of its tints or shades (Figure 9.26).
FIGURE 9.26
A color picker offers the current color theme’s colors and also some standard (i xed) colors.
You also have the following options:
To use a color that has already been used in this presentation, choose it from the
Recent Colors section. In Figure 9.26 there is one color in that section.
If you need a color that does not change when you switch color themes, you can
instead click one of the swatches in the Standard Colors section on the color picker.
If you need a color that is not represented in the Standard Colors section, you can
choose More Colors. (The command name varies, depending on what you are col-
oring; in Figure 9.26, it is More Fill Colors.) This opens the Colors dialog box. The
Standard tab in the Colors dialog box contains swatches for many common colors.
Most people can fi nd the color that they want on the Standard tab. Click the color
that you want and click OK.
If you need a color that does not appear in the swatches, you may need to use the Custom
tab, shown in Figure 9.27. There are a number of things you can do on this tab:
You can enter the precise numbers for a color; for example, you can match the exact
color for a company logo.
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