Microsoft Office

Matching a Custom Color using Paint

For better or worse, I am a perfectionist. It drives me nuts when a project I’m working on is just a little bit “off” – so much so that I will go to great lengths to make all the colors in a project match. How? By creating custom colors in Paint using color samples I pull from other images.

Take the Pinterest logo, for example. I created a bookmark that incorporates the Pinterest logo and the URL of the library’s Pinterest page. I wanted the color of the URL to be the same shade of red as the Pinterest logo. It only took a few simple steps:

Microsoft Office - Quick Access Toolbar

 

Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 added a new feature, a Quick Access Toolbar.

The toolbar is located in the upper left corner of the screen, next to the icon displaying the program you are using.

Mine looks like this in Microsoft Excel.  

Quick Access Toolbar

You can customize it for each of the Office products individually.  Start by clicking the More arrow at the end of the toolbar.  You’ll see a dropdown menu like this 

Minimize and un-minimize the Ribbon in Microsoft Office

Like most people, I occasionally click something and the Microsoft Office Ribbon vanishes.

The ribbon is at the top section of the page and looks like this in Excel.

Excel ribbon

When the ribbon is minimized Excel looks like this.

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