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Custom Color Schemes in Publisher – Tutorial

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Custom Color Schemes in Publisher: Overview

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

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

Custom Color Schemes in Publisher - Tutorial: A picture of the "Create New Color Scheme" dialog box in Publisher.

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

            The custom color scheme will then appear as a selection within the “Schemes” button group on the “Page Design” tab within the Ribbon where you can click on it to apply it to your publications.

            To edit a custom color scheme shown within the “Schemes” button group, right-click on it in the “Schemes” list and then select the “Edit Scheme…” command to open the “Edit Color Scheme” dialog box. You can then change any colors used by the scheme and then click the “Save” button to save your changes to the color scheme. You can delete any custom color scheme you have created by right-clicking on the custom color scheme that you want to delete in the “Schemes” list and then selecting the “Delete Scheme” command. You can then click the “Yes” button in the confirmation dialog box that appears to delete the custom color scheme.

Custom Color Schemes in Publisher: Instructions

  1. To create custom color schemes in Publisher, click the “More” button in the lower right corner of the “Schemes” list on the “Page Design” tab in the Ribbon. Then select the “Create New Color Scheme…” command from the dropdown menu that appears to open the “Create New Color Scheme” dialog box.
  2. In the “Create New Color Scheme” dialog box, click the color dropdown button next to each color cube for each category shown in the “Scheme colors” section to select a color for those publication elements.
  3. Enter a name for your custom color scheme into the “Color scheme name:” text box.
  4. Click the “Save” button to save your custom color scheme.
  5. The custom color scheme will appear as a selection within the “Schemes” button group on the “Page Design” tab within the Ribbon. You can then click on it to apply it to your publications.
  6. To edit custom color schemes in Publisher that are shown within the “Schemes” button group, right-click the custom color scheme to edit in the “Schemes” list and then select the “Edit Scheme…” command to open the “Edit Color Scheme” dialog box.
  7. You can then change any colors used by the scheme and click the “Save” button to save your changes.
  8. To delete any custom color schemes in Publisher that you have created, right-click the custom color scheme you want to delete in the “Schemes” list and select the “Delete Scheme” command.
  9. Click the “Yes” button in the confirmation dialog box that appears to delete 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 training, titled “Mastering Publisher Made Easy v.2016-2013.”

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