Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Change the Font Color
Formatting Excel Ranges
Select a Custom Color
1 Select the range you want to format.
2 Click the Home tab.
in the Font Color list (
4 Click More Colors .
The Colors dialog box appears.
5 Click the color you want to use.
C You can also click the Custom tab and
then either click the color you want or
enter the values for the Red, Green,
and Blue components of the color.
6 Click OK.
Excel applies the color to the selected
How can I make the best use of fonts in my documents?
• Do not use many different typefaces in a single document. Stick to one, or at most two,
typefaces to avoid the ransom note look.
• Avoid overly decorative typefaces because they are often difficult to read.
• Use bold only for document titles, subtitles, and headings.
• Use italics only to emphasize words and phrases, or for the titles of books and magazines.
• Use larger type sizes only for document titles, subtitles, and, possibly, the headings.
• If you change the text color, be sure to leave enough contrast between the text and the
background. In general, dark text on a light background is the easiest to read.