Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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• Check your color choices. If you lack confidence in your color choices, use the
Theme Colors area of the color palette. Apply your color based on the element you
are formatting, such as text or background, and let the document Theme handle the
contrasts for you.
• Test your contrasts. When you add a colored shade behind text, be sure to
increase the contrast between the color of the shade and the color of the text. Be
careful with using dark backgrounds: select a light (white or yellow) text color to
ensure that the text can be easily read. If you choose a dark blue background, black
text won’t show up clearly.
• Print test pages on a printer that produces comparable output.
printing colored shades, be sure to print a test page on a color printer.
• If you’re creating a Web page, use Web-safe colors for your shades. Most Web
browsers today can support the standard colors used in the Windows palette. If you
choose customized colors, however, some browsers might not display the color
accurately. Test the display of the page with different browsers to check the colors you
This chapter rounded out Part III of this topic, which focused on ways you can
communicate your point clearly using all sorts of visual tools that are available in Word 2010. It also
focused on adding professional polish to your documents by demonstrating how to add
borders and shading to your paragraphs, sections, pages, pictures, and tables. The next
chapter introduces the concept of sharing and securing your documents in Word 2010—
techniques that come in handy in our increasingly collaborative workplace.