Change the font color

You can change the color of text in your Word document.

  1. Select the text that you want to change.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Font group, choose the arrow next to Font Color, and then select a color.

    Font color palette

    You can also use the formatting options on the Mini toolbar to quickly format text. The Mini toolbar appears automatically when you select text.

    Mini Toolbar with selected text


  • If you don’t see the color that you want, choose More Colors, and then select a color on the Standard tab, or mix your own color on the Custom tab.

  • To change the color, transparency, and shade of the text, choose Gradient. The Gradient tool is not available in Word 2007.

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