Neat color matching tip
I just found this feature and believe that others might benefit from it too. (this tip is probably not intended for the pros but rather for the not-so-pro-users like me!)
It happens very often that I need to match a color from a document received from a client for a table header or border, or a font in Word or Excel or else. I used to go in all kinds of ways to try to guess-match "à l'oeil". Well no longer.
Colors on screen can be matched exactly using a feature that is -- and has been for a while-- right in front of us.
Look at the attached image. When you select the "Other color" option from a Font, Line or Fill command, say in Word, you will see the Color Palette box apprear. Look up to the left and you will see a magnifying glass. Use it to move to the color you want (that color must be visible on screen somewhere of course). Click and boom, the desired color recipe is in the Color Palette.
Drag that recipe down in the grid area for future use if you want --another great feature! Then go OK and you will have applied the desired color.
Voilà. Hope it helps a few other people.
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