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Chapter 12. Enlivening Documents with Dr... > Customizing Lines and Shapes

Customizing Lines and Shapes

Most likely, you’ll want your drawings to be displayed in color rather than in black, white, and shades of gray. In Word, you can colorize your lines and fill objects using standard and custom colors, including a full range of gray shades. You can also customize your shapes by using fill effects to insert multicolor gradient blends, textures, and pictures.

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When you use colors, keep in mind how your document will be displayed and printed. If your document will always be displayed in electronic form or printed on high-quality paper with four colors, you won’t have to worry too much about color reproduction. On the other hand, if your document will be printed on a black-and-white printer (even if it’s also viewed online) or on colored paper, you’ll want to make sure that the colors you use in your drawings create adequate contrast; otherwise, your drawings might print as indiscernible blobs.



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