Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
You can shade paragraphs as well as individual words with the Shading drop-down in the
Paragraph group of the Home tab. As shown in Figure 6.18, after you open the control,
point to a color to see a Live Preview on the selected text; or, if no text is selected within
a paragraph, Word applies the shading to the entire paragraph holding the insertion point.
When you ﬁ nd the color you want, click it to apply it.
Word applies the shading to selected text or the whole paragraph holding the insertion point.
The Shading tab of the Borders and Shading dialog box offers additional shading options.
To display the Borders and Shading dialog box, click the drop-down arrow next to the
Border tool in the Paragraph group of the Home tab, and click Borders and Shading (at the
bottom of the list). As shown in Figure 6.19, open the Style drop-down list under Patterns,
and scroll down to view the various opacity and pattern settings that can be applied to the
shading. Click the one you want, check its appearance in the Preview area at right, and
then click OK to apply the change. Patterns often are more useful when you’re preparing
documents for grayscale printing in which shading variations might be too subtle.