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Custom Color Schemes in Publisher – Instructions

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Custom Color Schemes in Publisher - Instructions: A picture of the “Create New Color Scheme” dialog box in Publisher.

Custom Color Schemes in Publisher: Overview

            You create custom color schemes in Publisher to apply colors you select to publication elements in a consistent way. To create custom color schemes in Publisher, click the “Page Design” tab in the Ribbon. Then click the “More” button in the lower right corner of the “Schemes” list. Then select the “Create New Color Scheme…” command from the drop-down menu that appears. Doing this then opens the “Create New Color Scheme” dialog box.

            Within the “Create New Color Scheme” dialog box, click the color drop-down button next to each color cube for each category shown in the “Scheme colors” section to select a color for those publication elements. Then enter a name for your custom color scheme into the “Color scheme name:” text box. Then click the “Save” button to save your custom color scheme.

Custom Color Schemes in Publisher - Instructions: A picture of the “Create New Color Scheme” dialog box in Publisher.

Custom Color Schemes in Publisher – Instructions: A picture of the “Create New Color Scheme” dialog box in Publisher.

            The custom color scheme then appears as a selection within the “Schemes” button group on the “Page Design” tab of the Ribbon. In the future, you can simply click it to apply it to your publications.

            To edit a custom color scheme in the “Schemes” button group, right-click it in the “Schemes” list. Then select the “Edit Scheme…” command from the pop-up menu that appears to open the “Edit Color Scheme” dialog box. Change any colors used by the scheme and then click the “Save” button to save your changes.

            To delete a custom color scheme you have created, right-click the custom color scheme in the “Schemes” list. Then select the “Delete Scheme” command from the pop-up menu that appears. Then click the “Yes” button in the confirmation dialog box that appears to finish deleting the custom color scheme.

Custom Color Schemes in Publisher: Instructions

  1. To create custom color schemes in Publisher, click the “Page Design” tab in the Ribbon.
  2. Then click the “More” button in the lower right corner of the “Schemes” list.
  3. Then select the “Create New Color Scheme…” command from the drop-down menu that appears to open the “Create New Color Scheme” dialog box.
  4. In the “Create New Color Scheme” dialog box, click the color drop-down button next to each color cube for each category shown in the “Scheme colors” section to select a color for those publication elements.
  5. Then enter a name for the custom color scheme into the “Color scheme name:” text box.
  6. Then click the “Save” button to save the custom color scheme.
  7. The custom color scheme then appears as a selection within the “Schemes” button group on the “Page Design” tab of the Ribbon.
  8. To apply the custom color scheme to future publications, click it to apply it.
  9. To edit custom color schemes in Publisher, right-click the custom color scheme to edit in the “Schemes” list.
  10. Then select the “Edit Scheme…” command from the pop-up menu that appears to open the “Edit Color Scheme” dialog box.
  11. Change any colors used by the scheme and then click the “Save” button to save your changes.
  12. To delete custom color schemes in Publisher, right-click the custom color scheme to delete in the “Schemes” list.
  13. Then select the “Delete Scheme” command from the pop-up menu that appears.
  14. Click the “Yes” button in the confirmation dialog box that appears to finish deleting the custom color scheme.

Custom Color Schemes in Publisher: Video Lesson

            You can watch the following lesson, titled “Creating a Custom Color Scheme,” to see how to use custom color schemes in Publisher. This video is from our complete Publisher tutorial, titled “Mastering Publisher Made Easy v.2019 and 365.”

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