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Creating Custom Colors

RGB (red, green, blue) is a set of color values that describe colors. RGB identifies a color by a set of hexadecimal numbers, an internal computer numbering scheme, that specify the amounts of red, green, and blue needed to create the color. RGB colors appear best over the Web (true color representation without dithers or substitutes) when you use only browser safe colors, which is a standard set of 216 color combinations. These RGB values are 0, 51, 102, 153, 204, or 255 in decimal or 00, 33, 66, 99, CC, or FF in hexadecimal. When you use the color dialog boxes, you use decimal values. In Code view, you use hexadecimal values. You can access and create colors using any FrontPage color menu. You can define up to 16 different colors, and then save them to a custom palette. The custom colors become available on all color menus.

Define a Custom Color Palette

Click the View menu, click Page, and then open the Web page you want to use.

Click any color list arrow (such as Font Color button list arrow) to open a color palette.

Click More Colors on the color palette.

Click Custom.

Click a blank box.

Select a color by entering a combination of numerical values, or selecting one of the basic colors in the main palette or a custom color in the color spectrum palette.

Click Add To Custom Colors.

When you're done, click OK.

Click OK again to close the More Colors dialog box.

Click OK to close the Page Properties dialog box.



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