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Microsoft FrontPage 2003

Applying Color to Text

Text can be any color. For example, colored text may be used to make text stand out. FrontPage allows many options for applying color to text. You can apply colors to your text by using a standard list of commonly used colors or creating custom colors.

return to topApplying Color to Text

The Font dialog box comes with standard and custom colors to choose from by using either the menu or the toolbar option.

Applying Color to Text: Menu Option

  1. Select the text you want to color

  2. From the Format menu, select Font...
    The Font dialog box appears.

  3. From the Color pull-down list, select the desired color
    HINTS:
    To see a wider variety of colors or create your own custom color, select More Colors....
    To return your text to black, repeat steps 1-3 and select Black

  4. Click OK

Applying Color to Text: Toolbar Option

  1. Select the text you want to color

  2. On the Formatting toolbar, from the Font Color pull-down listFont Color button, select the desired color
    HINTS:
    To see a wider variety of colors or create your own custom color, select More Colors....
    To return your text to black, repeat step 2 and select Black

return to topUsing Additional Color Options

Using a custom color allows you to either choose one of 48 web-safe colors or create your own color.

Choosing a Basic Color

  1. Select the text you want to color

  2. From the Format menu, select Font...
    The Font dialog box appears.

  3. From the Color pull-down list, select More Colors...
    The More Colors dialog box appears.

  4. Click CUSTOM...
    The Color dialog box appears.
    More Colors dialog box

  5. From the hexagonal palette, select a desired color
    The new color appears in the New box.
    NOTE: For more information, refer to Entering Hex Colors.

  6. Click OK
    The new color you selected appears in the Color pull-down list.

  7. Click OK
    The color is now applied to the selected text.

Creating a Custom Color

  1. Select the text you want to color

  2. From the Format menu, select Font...
    The Font dialog box appears.

  3. From the Color pull-down list, select More Colors...
    The More Colors dialog box appears.

  4. Click CUSTOM...
    The Color dialog box appears.
    Color dialog box

  5. Under Custom colors, select an empty box

  6. Using the Color Spectrum and Gradient Bar,
    1. In the Color Spectrum box, click a desired color
    2. On the Gradient Bar, click and drag the left arrow up and down until you reach a desired color
      The desired color appears in the Color/Solid box.
      HINTS:
      The color becomes lighter as the arrow moves up. The color becomes darker as the arrow moves down.
      You may use the Hue, Sat, Lum, Red, Green, and Blue text boxes to create a color by typing specific values. For instruction on how to accomplish this, refer to Selecting Colors by Values.

  7. Click ADD TO CUSTOM COLORS
    The empty box you selected now contains the new color.

  8. OPTIONAL: Repeat steps 5-7 as necessary

  9. Click OK
    You are returned to the More Colors dialog box.

  10. Click OK
    The color you selected appears in the Color pull-down list.

  11. Click OK
    The color is now applied to the selected text.

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