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I am needing to highlight text in various Word 2003 documents. I need five
different colors but also need to have five different colors that are light
enough to still be able to read the highlighted text if printed. There are
only 4 "light" colors. Is there any way to choose from more colors? I'd
really like to be able to highlight with orange as my 5th color because it is
light enough and a different color than the other 4.
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On Fri, 11 Nov 2005 08:56:03 -0800, UTaimo
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I am needing to highlight text in various Word 2003 documents. I need five
different colors but also need to have five different colors that are light
enough to still be able to read the highlighted text if printed. There are
only 4 "light" colors. Is there any way to choose from more colors? I'd
really like to be able to highlight with orange as my 5th color because it is
light enough and a different color than the other 4.


The highlighting palette is not changeable, unfortunately.

As a workaround, you can use shading instead of highlighting. Select
the text and apply a background shade. In the Format Borders &
Shading Shading dialog, make sure the Apply To box is set to "Text"
and choose your color.

To make this easier, you can record a set of macros, one for each
color you want to use, and assign them to toolbar buttons or
right-click menu items. After removing the unnecessary garbage the
recorder throws into its code, one of these macros might look like
this:

Sub OrangeShade()
With Selection.Font
With .Shading
.Texture = wdTextureNone
.ForegroundPatternColor = wdColorAutomatic
.BackgroundPatternColor = wdColorLightOrange
End With
End With
Selection.MoveRight Unit:=wdCharacter, Count:=1
End Sub

Here are references for instructions, if needed:

http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Macros...ngRecorder.htm
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Macros...ordedMacro.htm
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Custom...oToToolbar.htm

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Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
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Thank you for your reply. This solves my problem! Thank you very much.

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

On Fri, 11 Nov 2005 08:56:03 -0800, UTaimo
wrote:

I am needing to highlight text in various Word 2003 documents. I need five
different colors but also need to have five different colors that are light
enough to still be able to read the highlighted text if printed. There are
only 4 "light" colors. Is there any way to choose from more colors? I'd
really like to be able to highlight with orange as my 5th color because it is
light enough and a different color than the other 4.


The highlighting palette is not changeable, unfortunately.

As a workaround, you can use shading instead of highlighting. Select
the text and apply a background shade. In the Format Borders &
Shading Shading dialog, make sure the Apply To box is set to "Text"
and choose your color.

To make this easier, you can record a set of macros, one for each
color you want to use, and assign them to toolbar buttons or
right-click menu items. After removing the unnecessary garbage the
recorder throws into its code, one of these macros might look like
this:

Sub OrangeShade()
With Selection.Font
With .Shading
.Texture = wdTextureNone
.ForegroundPatternColor = wdColorAutomatic
.BackgroundPatternColor = wdColorLightOrange
End With
End With
Selection.MoveRight Unit:=wdCharacter, Count:=1
End Sub

Here are references for instructions, if needed:

http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Macros...ngRecorder.htm
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Macros...ordedMacro.htm
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Custom...oToToolbar.htm

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Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

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