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Microsoft® Office Excel 2003 Inside Out by Mark Dodge, Craig Stinson

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Applying Colors and Patterns

The Patterns tab of the Format Cells dialog box offers colors and shading you can apply to selected cells, as shown in Figure 8-27. The main feature of the Patterns tab is a palette displaying the current standard palette, as specified on the Color tab of the Options dialog box. Another feature of the Patterns tab is the Pattern drop-down list, as shown in Figure 8-28.

Using the Patterns tab, you can select colors and patterns for cell backgrounds.

Figure 8-27. Using the Patterns tab, you can select colors and patterns for cell backgrounds.

The Pattern list offers both patterns and colors for those patterns.

Figure 8-28. The Pattern list offers both patterns and colors ...

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