Changing the color of text is a good way of calling attention to important words and phrases. When I want to highlight specific text, I typically change it from black to blue. If you frequently change text to a specific color, you can create a toolbar button that will do just that. For example, if you’re like me and usually use blue font, you can create a color button called ‘Blue’ that when clicked, changes selected text to blue.
To create a toolbar button in Word 2002 to change the font color:
- From the Tools menu, click Customize.
- Click the Commands tab.
- Under the list of Categories, click All Commands.
- Under the list of Commands, click Color.
- Click the drop down arrow beside the color field to choose the color you want to use.
- Now, click the Color option again from the Commands list and while holding down the mouse button, drag it onto a toolbar.
- Click Close.
When you want to change the color text, simply highlight the text and click the new Color toolbar button.