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Personalizing your OpenOffice palette

Office suite expert Solveig Haugland gives two ways to create more colors in OpenOffice.

It seems that one is able to select from a wider range of colors for fonts and backgrounds in MS Office text documents than the colors which are standard in OpenOffice, due to the 'more colors' option in Office. How can one add more colors to the OpenOffice palette?

You can create any color you want, in OpenOffice.org. I love this feature. Choose Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org > Colors. Then click Edit and in the window that appears. Double-click in the left hand square of colors, then refine it in the right side. You can also just type in the RGB or CMYK values you want.

Click OK, then click Add and name the color what you want. The color will show up in all color selection lists in OpenOffice.org.

This was first published in May 2006

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