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Save custom colors

Please add functionality that saves custom colors, for use with anything that can have a color set for it (shading, font, tables, borders, etc. - everything). The functionality is almost there with the "Recent Colors" sub-menu in every Color palette menu. Just make it like that but so that it can be saved, for example in a Word template.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want this specifically for the default page colour. This was no problem on previous versions and is so helpful for students at my educational institution who experience visual disturbance, so it's been really disappointing and unhelpful that it's not in the current version. Makes it harder to make reasonable adjustments in line with the Equality Act 2010.

      • ThibAgb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You can do it through the Design tab. Once your theme is ready, click the Themes button > Save Current Theme.

      • Jeremy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For anyone who's also waiting for this feature, try this workaround:

        Create yourself a color chart in Word, using text, shading, etc., and show the RGB/HTML color values. This can be a simple list, a table, anything. Select all of the information, go to Insert --> Quick Parts --> Save selection to Quick Parts gallery.

        This is just one way to accomplish a workaround for making re-using custom colors easier. Just having the ability to save custom colors will be the best way.

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