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Old 04-29-2009, 03:05 AM
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I want to use the same colours that were used in Word 2003 for text colouring, rather than the alternatives offered in Word 2007.

For example, there was previously a blue and yellow that are no longer part of the standard palette.

I seem to be able to select these in the "More colors" option, however this is the full colour scale and hard to match exactly with the previously available alternatives.

Although I like the new colours, I would be happy to use the 2003 palette as it was before. Is there a way I can do this?
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:34 AM
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Default Not nice, but workable!

The only way I can see that you can do it is to find out the RGB values of the colours that you liked in 2003, then apply them to the text when you want it!

To simplify this, you could create a macro for each colour, and either have them as buttons, or key combos!

Easiest way to do that would be:

  • On the View tab - choose Macros > Record Macro...
  • Choose any name and assign it to the keyboard
  • Stop the macro immediately
  • On the View tab - choose Macros > View Macros
  • choose your macro and choose to Edit
  • Copy and paste the simple macro code below (not forgetting to change the RGB values)
You could then create as many different macros as you want colours! Then all you need to do is select the text and run the macro!!

Code:
' The line of code below is all you need:

    Selection.Font.Color = rgb(0, 0, 0)

' You just have to place it between the Sub and End Sub lines
If you have the RGB set for each colour you want to create text with, you should then be sorted
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I've written a Addin for Excel 2007 that adds a custom color palette to the ribbon with many of the old colors. Do you need it for word and other apps as well?
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I've written a Addin for Excel 2007 that adds a custom color palette to the ribbon with many of the old colors. Do you need it for word and other apps as well?

I would love to have this for Ms word and Outlook. I already download an addin for excel. The download addin alows you to pick the 2003 colors for the font and fill. Works really nice.
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There's some code to get you started at: http://www.tech-archive.net/Archive/.../msg00359.html

It should work with any Office application. As coded, the userform merely changes it's own background colour - you'd need to modify the line 'Me.BackColor = cc.rgbResult' to do whatever colouring you want for each application. to colour the selected text in Word, for example, you could use 'Selection.Font.Color = cc.rgbResult'.
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