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Microsoft Publisher 2007

Working with Color Schemes

A color scheme is a set of colors that you group together to use with your publication. You may want to create a color scheme for specific projects or simply to maintain and quickly access the colors you use most frequently. A color scheme can also be used to develop a consistent, polished look for your publication. Colors in a color scheme may be applied to any element of the publication. This document contains sections on the following topics:

return to topCreating a Custom Color Scheme

Your color scheme will most likely consist of colors that complement each other as well as some that provide contrast. You can create and save multiple schemes for use in a variety of publications.

  1. Create or open a publication

  2. On the Publisher task pane, click COLOR SCHEMESColor Schemes pane
    OR

    From the Format menu, select Color Schemes...
    The Color Schemes task pane appears.
    Color Schemes task pane

  3. At the bottom of the task pane, click CREATE NEW COLOR SCHEME...
    The Create New Color Scheme dialog box appears.
    Color Scheme dialog box

  4. In the Scheme colors section, from the New pull-down lists, select the desired colors
    HINTS:
    To see a larger selection of colors, click MORE COLORS...
    The Preview section to the right shows a dynamic preview of how your color changes will affect images and shapes in your document.
    The Sample section to the right shows a dynamic preview of how your color changes will affect text in your document.

  5. In the Color scheme name text box, type a name for your color scheme

  6. Click SAVE
    Your color scheme now appears as a choice in the Apply a color scheme scroll box.

return to topApplying a Color Scheme

Publisher has a number of predefined color schemes. These color schemes affect text, images, and shapes in your document. You can apply one of these or a custom scheme that you have created. Custom color schemes appear in their own section in the list alphabetically according to the name you assigned the color scheme.

  1. Create or open a publication

  2. On the Publisher task pane, clickColor Schemes pane
    OR

    From the Format menu, select Color Schemes...
    The Color Schemes task pane appears.

  3. From the Color Schemes list, select the desired color scheme
    The color scheme is applied.

return to topUsing the Colors of a Color Scheme

Once you have applied a color scheme to your publication, the colors of the scheme are easily accessible from the FONT, LINE, or FILL COLOR buttons on the Formatting toolbar. The colors of the color scheme appear as the first row of colors in the color palette accessed from these buttons.

NOTES:
The FONT button does not appear unless text is highlighted.
You can apply separate colors to the border and to the inside of an object.

  1. Select the object or text to which you want to apply color  

  2. To apply color to text, on the Formatting toolbar, click theDown arrownext to FONT COLORFont Color button» select a color
    To apply color to only the border of your object, click theDown arrownext to LINE COLORLine Color button» select a color
    To apply color to only the inside of your object, click theDown arrownext to FILL COLORFill Color button» select a color
    The color is now applied.

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