Check out Font Colors with the Cycle Font Color Button: MS Excel

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Using colors in Excel has never been easier!

When you're working in Excel and not sure what color font you should use, you could click on the font color tool and then click on one of the colors to see how it looks on a selected cell. This can become quite tedious, as you have to click twice to view each different color until you come up with the right one.

One solution is to drag the Font Color box off the toolbar so that it floats and you need only to click the color. Or, you can add the Cycle Font Color button to your toolbar -- it will let you cycle through each color until you come up with the one you like. To add the Cycle Font Color button to your Formatting toolbar, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Tools | Customize.
  2. Click the Command tab.
  3. Select Format under Category.
  4. Select Cycle Font Color under Commands and drag it to your Formatting toolbar.
  5. Click Close.

You can now click this button to see how each color looks with your selected text.

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