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Created On: 10/21/2020 02:56 PM
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 Microsoft Word Font Colors   - Tomc - 10/21/2020 02:56 PM  
 Microsoft Word Font Colors   - kkkwj - 10/21/2020 04:32 PM  
 Microsoft Word Font Colors   - Lunis Orcutt - 10/21/2020 05:33 PM  
 Microsoft Word Font Colors   - Tomc - 10/21/2020 05:44 PM  
 Microsoft Word Font Colors   - Alan Cantor - 10/21/2020 07:51 PM  
 Microsoft Word Font Colors   - dilligence - 10/21/2020 10:47 PM  
 Microsoft Word Font Colors   - Scribe - 10/22/2020 12:17 AM  
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Tomc
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When I want to change font color in MS Word, I say set font to red, blue, or whatever. Is there a list of available colors that Word will recognize?



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Are you using a Dragon command to change colors? Maybe the restriction is set by the Dragon commands for Word. I've seen various bits of code over the years that suggest Word has the primary colors builtin - red, blue, green, yellow, black, and white at least,(and maybe cyan and magenta, but I can't be sure.) In Microsoft VBA scripting, of course, you can pick any color you want.

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The Dragon color commands are Microsoft Word application-specific and not available in other applications, other than perhaps WordPerfect.

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Thanks for the suggestion of cyan and magenta. They were two new ones to me.

I was able to find: Cyan, dark cyan, blue, dark blue, red, dark red, yellow, dark yellow , green, dark green, magenta, dark magenta, gray, dark gray, black, and white. No orange or brown but I found enough others to suit my needs.
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I think you discovered all of the colours except for light gray.
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Awesome! I wasn't even aware of these commands  

 

Set font to <color> does not work on my system but set font color to <color> or change font color to <color> both work. 

 

This little cheat sheet will make sure I don't forget

 

 

 

 



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There is another Microsoft Word color command that some readers might find useful. If you want to change the color of text that you have already dictated, you can select the text and then say "Make That Blue" or "Make That Green" or any of the other colors that Dragon recognizes in Microsoft Word. "Color That [insert color name]" also works, e.g., "Color That Yellow."

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The Dragon color commands are Microsoft Word application-specific and not available in other applications, other than perhaps WordPerfect.


The colour commands are also available in WordPad & DragonPad. However, not all of the same colours or colour commands will work in unison within different applications.

For example, in DragonPad, you can dictate a sentence and then say, "make that pink." I believe that is the same colour as the magenta colour command used in a Word document. In fact there are 14 colours you can use in DragonPad.

Black, White, Gray, Light Gray, Red, Pink, Blue, Light Blue (which is in fact turquoise or cyan), Purple, Green, Light Green, Yellow, Silver & Brown.

Likewise in WordPad, you can also dictate a sentence and then say, "make that silver." That would then give you the appearance of the "dark gray" colour command used in Word. 

In WordPad, there are 9 colours you can use as far as I am aware;

Black, White, Gray, Red, Blue, Purple, Green, Yellow & Silver

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