Working with RGB Colors in PowerPoint 2010
Learn about how to work with RGB Colors in PowerPoint 2010.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8
Let us assume that someone has provided you with an RGB value for a color, and has asked you to add a rectangle of that color to a slide. Then how do you proceed? Before proceeding, make sure you know what RGB colors are, and specifically what the three values: R, G, and B indicate. Once you have these R, G, and B values, you can easily access that color within PowerPoint. For now, let us imagine that you have the following RGB color values that you need to fill your rectangle with. Follow the steps to learn how to add a rectangle of the color:
Follow these steps to explore more:
- Insert a Rectangle shape
on your slide in PowerPoint 2010, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Rectangle being inserted
- Right-click the Rectangle and choose the Format Shape option from the resultant
contextual menu, as shown highlighted in red within
Figure 2: Format Shape option within the right-click contextual menu
- This brings up the Format Shape dialog box, as shown in Figure 3,
below. Make sure you select the Fill tab (highlighted in red
within Figure 3) on the sidebar is selected. On the right side
of Format Shape dialog box select the Solid fill radio button, shown
highlighted in blue within Figure 3.
Figure 3: Format Shape dialog box
- Now, click the Color button (highlighted in red within
Figure 4) to bring up the Color drop-down menu, as shown in
Figure 4. Within the Color drop-down menu, select the
More Colors option (highlighted in blue within
Figure 4: More Colors option
Tip: Learn in our Solid Fills for Shapes in PowerPoint 2010 tutorial.
- In the resultant Colors dialog box, make sure that the Custom tab
(highlighted in red within Figure 5) is selected, and the
Color model is set to RGB, as shown highlighted in
blue within Figure 5.
Figure 5: Colors dialog box
- Change the RGB values to match the RGB values for the color
Teal, that you saw within a table previously on this page. In Figure 6
you can see the Colors dialog box with changed RGB values (highlighted in
red). Then, click the OK button.
Figure 6: Colors dialog box with changed RGB values
- This will take you back to Format Shape dialog box, here click the
Close button. Your Rectangle shape will be filled with the color Teal as you can see in
Figure 7: Rectangle's color changed to Teal
- Save your presentation often.
You can follow the above steps to use RGB values everywhere within PowerPoint 2010. Similarly, you can also use HSL values within PowerPoint 2010.
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