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Chapter 15. Color > Applying colors

Applying colors

Use the following method to recolor a unique area of text, such as a headline. Since you can apply color to text using the Character Attributes dialog box, the fastest way to recolor repetitive instances or larger bodies of text is via a style sheet. You can also use Find/Change to apply a color, either directly or via a style sheet.

To recolor text:

1.
Choose Window > Show Colors to display the Colors palette (F12).

2.
Choose the Content tool.

3.
Highlight the text that you want to recolor. The text can be in a table.

4.
Click the Text Color button on the Colors palette .

The Colors palette when text is selected

5.
Click a color.

6.
Choose a percentage from the shade pop-up menu ( and ). The default shade value is 100%. To apply a custom shade, choose Style > Shade > Other, enter a percentage, then click OK.

A different shade percentage is applied to each character.


A range of shades applied to type


Note: A color or shade can also be applied to text via the Character Attributes dialog box (Cmd-Shift-D/Ctrl-Shift-D) or via the Style > Color and/or Shade submenus.


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