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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Using Color Schemes

A color scheme (see Figure 30.10) consists of eight colors, one for each major type of element in a presentation. Each of PowerPoint's ready-made color schemes consists of foreground and background colors that work well together.

Figure 30.10. A color scheme has eight defining colors.

The problem is that sometimes you don't want the colors to work together all that well. From time to time, a little bit of clash can be a good thing. For example, the color schemes that ship with PowerPoint can be very soothing when applied to text and backgrounds. But when you have a chart on the screen, you want the bars to stand apart from ...

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