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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Office Excel 2003 in 24 Hours by Trudi Reisner

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Changing the Color of Cell Entries

You already know how to change the font, font style, and font size. This section shows you how to change the font color. By default, the font color is Automatic, which is black. The Font Color command lets you change font color in two ways:

  • Choose a color on the Font tab in the Format Cells dialog box.

  • Click a color in the Font Color palette on the Formatting toolbar.

A good example of when you would want to change font color is when you add dark cell shading that causes the text to disappear. Consider using the Font Color command to select a light color for the text. Another example is when you are using one font color for one set of numbers such as the first-quarter figures and want to use a different font ...

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