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Chapter 2. Format Annoyances > COLOR MANAGEMENT ANNOYANCES

COLOR MANAGEMENT ANNOYANCES

REPLACE REPEATED COLORS IN THE EXCEL COLOR PALETTE

The Annoyance:

I'm the vice president of sales and marketing of a 5,000-person corporation, and I want my assistant to create a pie chart that shows the relative sales percentages of our 70 products. I've finally gotten over the fact that Excel can display only 56 colors at a time. Really, I have. But what I truly hate is that the color palette has some repeat colors in it. I need every color I can get! Can I replace those repeat colors in the Excel color palette with new ones?

The Fix:

You can, indeed. The repeat colors in the Excel palette, listed by ColorIndex value, are:


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