Change the font color (text color)

  1. Select the text that you want to change.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Font group, click 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

Notes: PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word have additional options for changing the font color:

  • In PowerPoint, use the eyedropper to extract a sample of any color you point to and click on. You can then apply that color to another element in your PowerPoint slides.

  • In Publisher, you can fine-tune the font color with tinting and fill effects. Publisher also includes a tool called Sample Font Color, which similar to the eyedropper in PowerPoint.

  • In Word, use the gradient tool to change the color, transparency, and shade of the text.

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