Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Applying a Font Color
4. In the Font group, click the Font Size arrow to display a list of font sizes, and
then click . The company name changes to 26 points. 26
You can also change the
font size incrementally by
clicking the Increase Font
Size or Decrease Font Size
button in the Font group
on the Home tab.
5. In the Font group, click the Bold button
. The company name is boldfaced.
Next, you’ll format the company slogan.
6. Click cell to make it active. The slogan text is selected. A2
7. In the Font group, click the Font arrow , and then click Cambria . The slogan text
changes to the Cambria font.
8. In the Font group, click the Font Size arrow , and then click . The slogan text 10
changes to 10 points.
9. In the Font group, click the Italic button
. The slogan in cell A2 is italicized.
10. Select the range A4:A6 , click the Bold button in the Font group, and then click
cell . The column labels are bolded. The formatted text is shown in Figure 2-2. A7
Formatted cell text
comp any name in 26-point
bold headings font
slogan in 10-poin t,
italic, headings font
Applying a Font Color
Color can transform a plain workbook ﬁ lled with numbers and text into a powerful
presentation that captures the user’s attention and adds visual emphasis to the points you
want to make. By default, Excel displays text in a black color font.
Just as it did with fonts, Excel organizes colors into theme and non-theme colors.
Theme colors are the 12 colors that belong to the workbook’s theme. Four colors are
designated for text and backgrounds, six colors are used for accents and highlights, and
two colors are used for hyperlinks (followed and not followed links). These 12 colors are
designed to work well together and to remain readable in all combinations. Each theme
color has ﬁ ve variations, or accents , in which a different tint or shading is applied to the
Ten standard colors —dark red, red, orange, yellow, light green, green, light blue,
blue, dark blue, and purple—are always available regardless of the workbook’s theme.
You can also open an extended palette of 134 standard colors. You can create a custom
color by specifying a mixture of red, blue, and green color values, making available
16.7 million custom colors—more colors than the human eye can distinguish. Some
dialog boxes have an automatic color option that uses your Windows default text and
background colors, usually black text on a white background.
Tom wants the labels in the Documentation worksheet to stand out so you will change
the ExerComp title and slogan to blue.