Reduce a color picture to shades of a single color

You can simplify a color picture in Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 by reducing the number of colors in the picture. Doing so can reduce the picture's file size and reduce the cost of printing. Applying a uniform color to all pictures in your publication can also unify your publication.

You can reduce the number of colors in a picture in one of three ways:

  • Change the picture to shades of a single color.
  • Change the picture to grayscale.
  • Change the picture to black-and-white.

 Note   You can change pictures that are in Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) (EPS: A graphic file format that is created using the PostScript page description language. EPS graphics are meant to be printed to PostScript compatible printers.) format only to grayscale or to black-and-white.

What do you want to do?


Change a picture to shades of a single color

  1. Right-click the picture that you want to change, and then click Format Picture on the shortcut menu.
  2. Click the Picture tab.
  3. Under Image control, click Recolor.
  4. In the Recolor Picture dialog box, click the arrow next to Color, and then click the color that you want or do one of the following:

 Note   If your your publication uses spot colors, More Colors is not available.

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Click Recolor whole picture to apply tints of the selected color to the entire picture.
    • Click Leave black parts black to apply tints of the selected color to only those parts of the picture that are not black or white.

Restore the picture's original colors

The picture's original color information remains stored with the image, so you can restore the picture's original colors at any time.

  1. Right-click the picture, and then click Format Picture on the shortcut menu.
  2. Click the Picture tab.
  3. Click Recolor.
  4. In the Recolor Picture dialog box, click Restore Original Colors.

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Change a picture to grayscale or to black-and-white

  1. Right-click the picture that you want to change, and then click Format Picture on the shortcut menu.
  2. Click the Picture tab.
  3. Under Image control, in the Color list, click Grayscale or Black and White.

Restore the picture's original colors

The picture's original color information remains stored with the image, so you can restore the picture's original colors at any time.

  1. Right-click the picture, and then click Format Picture on the shortcut menu.
  2. Click the Picture tab.
  3. Under Image control, in the Color list, click Automatic.

 Note   You can restore all of the picture's original settings by clicking Reset.

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Applies to:
Publisher 2007