Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Choosing Color
Choosing Color
When you begin adding lines and borders to your publication, Word uses the Automatic
color by default, which is black if you are using the standard Windows color scheme.
However, you have all of the colors offered by Word at your disposal, so you can get as colorful
as your document design allows. To choose new border colors, follow these steps:
1. Click in or select the elements you want to format with border colors.
If the content already has a border and you only want to color the existing lines, you
can retain the current border and simply apply a color setting to the existing border
2. On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click Borders And Shading. Choose
Borders And Shading at the bottom of the list to display the Borders And Shading
dialog box.
3. On the Borders tab, select a Setting option and line style if you’re creating a new
If you’re working with an existing border, you can make changes as desired.
4. Click the Color arrow. The color palette appears, as shown in Figure 19-4.
Figure 19-4 You can use the color palette to select a color for lines and shading.
5. Click the color you want to use from the color palette or, if you don’t see the color
you were hoping for, click More Colors.
The Colors dialog box appears, in which you can find the color you’re looking for.
Click the color you want. If you’re creating a new border, the color setting is reflected
in the Preview area immediately. If you’re adjusting the color setting for an existing
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