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• The Drawing or Picture toolbar. This toolbar appears on your screen whenever
you click a graphic of the corresponding type. The formatting controls available
to you are different for each kind of graphic (drawing or picture; see page 636).
Note: The Picture toolbar doesn’t appear when the Formatting Palette is open. Just this once, Microsoft is
saving you a scrap of redundancy.
• The Format dialog box. When you double-click a drawing or picture in Word or
Excel, this massive, multitab dialog box appears (see Figure 18-6). Its various
panes let you specify every conceivable aspect of the selected graphic.
The following discussion focuses on the Format dialog box, since it’s the most com-
plete. Most of the choices described in this section also appear, however, in the For-
matting Palette and the appropriate toolbar.
Colors and Lines Tab
On this tab of the Format dialog box, you can specify a color, picture, or pattern that
will ﬁll in the interior of your picture or drawing.
Note: The Colors and Lines tab is designed to ﬁll in the background of drawing objects and Ofﬁce clip art.
It generally has no effect on other kinds of pictures.
Fill Color: Standard palette
Ofﬁce comes with a standard palette of 40 colors (see Figure 18-7). Click a swatch to
open the palette, and then click the color you want.
The HSV color picker (shown here) is
easy to use even if you don’t learn all the
theory behind it. Just move the bottom
slider to about 50% to see all available
hues. Click on an appealing color in the
circle, and then move the slider to adjust
Pictures & Drawings