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Microsoft KB Archive/172928

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PUB: List of Basic Color Names Used in Colors Dialog Box

Article ID: 172928

Article Last Modified on 8/17/2005


  • Microsoft Publisher 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Publisher 3.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172928


The following article provides a list of basic color names used in the Colors dialog box. (On the Format menu, click Fill Colors.) In Microsoft Publisher, the names are displayed in a ScreenTip for each color swatch.

NOTE: Some basic colors do not have friendly names (Red, Peach, Pumpkin, etc.) assigned to them. For those colors, the RGB value is displayed in the tip rather than the name.


Colors with assigned names are listed in the following table. Colors that are defined in terms of their RGB values are not listed here.

   Color Column   Index   Color Name
   ------------   -----   ----------
   Purple             1     Purple
   Purple             2     Dark Violet
   Purple             9     Fuchsia
   Purple            12     Lilac
   Blue               1     Blue
   Blue               2     Medium Blue
   Blue               4     Navy
   Blue               6     Cobalt
   Blue              11     Aqua
   Blue              12     Periwinkle
   Green              1     Lime
   Green              2     Emerald
   Green              5     Green
   Green              8     Teal
   Green             12     Light Green
   Yellow             1     Yellow
   Yellow             2     Avocado
   Yellow             3     Olive
   Yellow            10     Saffron
   Yellow            12     Light Yellow
   Orange             1     Orange
   Orange             2     Sienna
   Orange             3     Brown
   Orange             6     Pumpkin
   Orange            12     Peach
   Red                1     Red
   Red                2     Brick
   Red                3     Maroon
   Red                6     Burgundy
   Red               10     Coral
   Black              1     Black
   Black              4     Charcoal
   Black              7     Gray
   Black             10     Silver
   Black             12     White

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