Changing the Color of Cell Entries
You already know how to change the font, font style, and font size. This section shows you how to change the font color. By default, the font color is Automatic, which is black. The Font Color command lets you change font color in two ways:
A good example of when you would want to change font color is when you add dark cell shading that causes the text disappear. Consider using the Font Color command to select a light color for the text. Another example is when you are using one font color for one set of numbers such as the first-quarter figures and want to use a different font color for numbers in the second quarter.
If you have a color printer, you can get some beautiful and professional-looking results by changing the font colors to draw attention to important data.
To change the color of any selected text, select Format, Cells to open the Format Cells dialog box. Click the Font tab and then click the Color arrow to display the Font Color palette and select the color you want to apply to the selected text.
The toolbar makes it a snap to change the color of cell entries. The Font Color button tool on the Formatting toolbar provides a medley of color choices.