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How to Add Color to Your Text in Word 2007

The Font Color button in Word 2007 lets you add color to text in your documents. You can use the default color chosen by Word, or choose your own color to apply. Color can add personality to your correspondence and provide punch in a business letter, but it can also make an important document extremely difficult to read. Choose your text color wisely.

Apply the default color to text in Word 2007

To go with Word’s color choice, all you need to do is

  1. Click the Home tab to display the Font group.

    The Font Color button appears as an A above a thick bar. The bar indicates the default color that will be applied to text.

    The Font Color button is found in the Font group.
    The Font Color button is found in the Font group.
  2. Select the text you want to apply color to.

  3. Click the Font Color button.

    Word applies the color to your selected text.

Apply a different color to text in Word 2007

To get creative with your own color selections, go down this path:

  1. Click the Home tab to display the Font group.

    The Font Color button appears as an A above a thick bar. The bar indicates the default color that will be applied to text.

    The Font Color button is found in the Font group.
    The Font Color button is found in the Font group.
  2. Select the text you want to apply color to.

  3. Click the menu arrow just to the right of the Font Color button.

    A menu appears, showing a palette of colors you can choose from. The color Automatic refers to the color defined for the text style you're using. You can also select the More Colors item to display a special Colors dialog box, where you can craft your own custom colors.

    The Font Color menu shows a palette of colors.
    The Font Color menu shows a palette of colors.
  4. Preview the various colors.

    When you move the mouse pointer over a color, the selected text in your document is updated to reflect that color.

  5. When you find the color you like, click it.

    Word applies the color to your selected text. That color then becomes the new text color associated with the Font Color button.

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