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List of basic color names that are used in the Colors dialog box in Publisher 2000

Article ID: 212668

Article Last Modified on 10/8/2004


  • Microsoft Publisher 2000 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q212668

For a Microsoft Publisher 98 version of this article, see 178848.


The following article provides a list of basic color names used in the Colors dialog box. (With a drawing object selected, point to Fill Color, then click More Colors on the Format menu.) In Microsoft Publisher, the names are displayed in a ScreenTip for each color swatch.

NOTE: Some basic colors do not have friendly names (red, emerald, avocado, and so on) 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     Pink
   Purple            11     Lavender
   Purple            12     Lilac
   Blue               1     Blue
   Blue               2     Medium Blue
   Blue               4     Dark Blue
   Blue               6     Cobalt
   Blue              10     Sky Blue
   Blue              11     Turquoise
   Blue              12     Periwinkle
   Green              1     Bright Green
   Green              2     Emerald
   Green              5     Green
   Green              8     Teal
   Yellow             1     Yellow
   Yellow             2     Avocado
   Yellow             3     Dark Yellow
   Yellow            10     Gold
   Orange             2     Sienna
   Orange             4     Orange
   Orange             6     Light Orange
   Orange            12     Tan
   Red                1     Red
   Red                2     Brick
   Red                3     Dark Red
   Red                6     Burgundy
   Red               10     Coral
   Black              1     Black
   Black              4     Charcoal
   Black              7     Gray-50%
   Black              8     Gray-40%
   Black             10     Gray-25%
   Black             12     White

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