Change the color of fills, lines, and borders

  1. Right-click the object you want to change, and then click Format <object type>.

    The Format <object type> dialog box appears.

  2. On the Colors and Lines tab, select the options you want:

    Change a fill

  3. Color -Select the fill color that you want from the palette, or select one of the options in the list:

    • Scheme Colors – Select colors from the applied color scheme of your publication.

    • Standard Colors – Select from a standard set of colors ranging from red to blue.

    • No Fill - Click this option to give the selected cells or table no fill of any kind. Cells with no fill have a transparent background.

    • More Colors - Click this option to open the Colors dialog box. You can select a new color from the standard color palette, or you can select a custom color that you can define by using the RGB, HSL, or CMYK color model. You can also select a PANTONE®  color.

      Note: PANTONE® Colors displayed herein may not match PANTONE-identified standards. Consult current PANTONE Color Publications for accurate color. PANTONE® and other Pantone, Inc. trademarks are the property of Pantone, Inc. © Pantone, Inc., 2007.

Fill Effects - Click this option to open the Fill Effects dialog box, where you can apply such fill effects as gradients, textures, patterns, picture fills, and tints.

Transparency - Enter a percentage of transparency in the Transparency box, or use the slider to set the transparency for the fill. This option is available only if you selected a fill of some kind.

Change lines and borders

  • Color -Select the fill color that you want from the palette, or select one of the options in the list:

    • Scheme Colors – Select colors from the applied color scheme of your publication.

    • Standard Colors – Select from a standard set of colors ranging from red to blue.

    • No Outline - Click this option to give the selected cells or table no outline of any kind.

    • More Colors - Click this option to open the Colors dialog box. You can select a new color from the standard color palette, or you can select a custom color that you can define by using the RGB, HSL, or CMYK color model. You can also select a PANTONE®  color.

      Note: PANTONE® Colors displayed herein may not match PANTONE-identified standards. Consult current PANTONE Color Publications for accurate color. PANTONE® and other Pantone, Inc. trademarks are the property of Pantone, Inc. © Pantone, Inc., 2007.

Weight - Enter a line weight. This option is unavailable if No Color is selected.

  1. Border Art In the Available Borders list, click the border you want.

Note:  This item may not be available depending on the type of object you’ve selected.

Preview - Shows the fill and line styles that you selected. The buttons around the Preview section correspond to the lines for the object. You can apply line formatting to individual lines by selecting only the buttons that correspond to the lines that you want to change. Publisher displays buttons that correspond to the vertical and horizontal lines that divide the table cells. Also, if you have set up cell diagonals, Publisher displays a button that corresponds to the diagonal line.

Presets - Click one of the Presets options to apply a set of lines to the object. You can select options that correspond to no lines, all borders, or all borders and cell dividers.

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