RE: adding color to text

  • From: Barbara Anne Bolin <barbaraanne1@xxxxxxx>
  • To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 19:19:50 -0500

I have two very simple ways to add color to text.  Press the JAWS key + the
number 5 key on each word  in the below sentence.  You will hear that I made
each word a different color. 
Hello I am going to change colors in this sentence.
First way:
Highlight the text for which you want to change colors.
Press the application/context key (the key to the left of the right control
Type F to get to the font menu.  It will open automatically.
Tab three times to get to the color options. 
Arrow down a few times and all kinds of color options will be available.
Arrow up and down  and left and right for the different choices.
Press enter on your choice.
Tab to the OK button.  
Note:  I usually tab backwards, since this dialogue has a lot of options. 
Pressing the JAWS key + the number 5 will confirm the color change for you. 
Second way:
Once you have text with a desired color, simply copy the attributes of that
text and paste it to the text you want to also have that color. 
Press CTL + Shift + C to copy only the attributes.
Go to the other text and press CTL + shift + V to paste.

This method of copying attributes was posted on this list a short while
back.  I have used the heck out of it.
It works for color, bolding, simple changes in font types etc.  It is
Now for a caution:  
Whatever you type after text that has its' color changed will also have that
same color.
For example:  the word "sentence" is deep sky blue.  The period that ends
the sentence is black. 
Text following the period will be black.  But if you add words after the
word "sentence", they will be sky blue.
Barbara Anne
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of kimsan
Sent: March 29, 2011 15:07
To: kimsan
Subject: adding color to text
Does anyone ever change the color of their text using word 07? I am having
one heck of a time doing this.
The problem I am having is for example, i select red and when I go back and
check the color it says brown!
For practical reasons, I am trying to create a document with blue, red and
white text? or green.
If someone can make sense of this I would appreciate it.

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