Change the color of text

You can change the color of text by selecting a color from your publication's color scheme or by selecting a new color, tint, or shade. For example, you can change the tint from deep blue to powder blue by adding white, or you can change the shade from powder blue to blue-black by adding black.

What do you want to do?


Apply a color from the palette

  1. Select the text that you want to change.
  2. On the Formatting toolbar, click the arrow next to Font Color Button image.
  3. Click the color that you want in the Font Color palette.

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Apply a new color that is not in the palette

  1. Select the text that you want to change.
  2. On the Formatting toolbar, click the arrow next to Font Color Button image.
  3. Click More Colors.
  4. In the Colors dialog box, select the color that you want from the Standard tab, the Custom tab, or the PANTONEĀ® tab.
  5. Click OK.

Publisher applies the color to the selected text and adds it to the Font Color and Fill Color palettes.

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Apply a tint or shade

You can change the color of text and then fine-tune that color with tinting or shading. However, you cannot fill the color with patterns (such as a repeating horizontal or vertical line), textures (such a simulated wood grain), or gradients (such as a progression from light gray to a dark gray).

  1. Select the text that you want to change.
  2. On the Formatting toolbar, click the arrow next to Font Color Button image.
  3. Click Fill Effects.
  4. In the Base Color list, click the color that you want to use as the base color for the tint or shade.

 Note   The current color of the text that you selected is displayed as the Base color.

  1. Under Tint/Shade, click the tint or shade that you want.
  2. Click OK.

Publisher applies the tint or shade to the selected text and adds it to the Font Color and Fill Color palettes.

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Applies to:
Publisher 2007