Adding Shading to the Paragraph

You can place a color or a grayscale pattern behind the text in a paragraph or paragraphs. This color or pattern is called shading and can be used with or without a border around the text.

To add shading to text, you must select the text for a particular paragraphjust make sure the insertion point is in the paragraph. After you've designated the text that you want to place the shading behind, follow these steps:

  1. Select Format, Borders and Shading . The Borders and Shading dialog box appears.

  2. Select the Shading tab, as shown in Figure 6.5.

    Figure 6.5. You can apply shading to a paragraph or selected text.


  3. To select a fill color, click one of the colors on the color palette in the Fill area.

  4. To select a pattern for the fill color, click the Style drop-down arrow and select a pattern from the list.

  5. Use the Apply To drop-down arrow to designate whether the current paragraph or selected text should be shaded.

  6. When you have completed your selections, click OK .

Your selected text or paragraph will now be shaded.


Take Advantage of More Colors If the color you want to use is not shown on the Shading tab, click the More Colors button. This opens the Colors dialog box, which provides a huge number of colors on a color palette. You can even click the Custom tab on this dialog box and mix your own custom colors.

Microsoft Office 2003 All-in-One
Microsoft Office 2003 All-in-One
Year: 2002
Pages: 660
Authors: Joe Habraken

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