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Correct interpretation of the 56 colors in the Color Index is dependent upon the HTML wizard conversion on Color Index numbers. The names for colors appears to have a wide variance; I am trying to find what Microsoft generally calls them if they are not named in Excel. Show ' -- 56 colors This table was NOT generated by the Internet Assistant Wizard for Microsoft Excel.

2 Switch to the workbook to which you want to copy the color palette.

3 On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Color tab.

Changing colors of your DOS window may or may not work for you. Have been doing so many change events lately that I turned off events during the execution. Color Index End Sub This is a somewhat frequent request, that is going to be prone to errors in interpretation of what color is.

I changed mine mainly in order to work with a specific package so that the wording is black on white. There is a little risk here with Enable Events turned off should the subroutine fail for some reason. For this reason the tables show the #prefix used in HTML colors to avoid all ambiguity. You can obtain Color Index or RGB but how would you sort that meaningfully.

The XL95 palette is arranged by index number and the XL97 palette is arranged chromatically. Excel only recognizes names for Color 1 through 8 (Black, White, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Magenta, and Cyan).

to see the palette in Excel 40 color palette is on a toolbar icon 56 color palette is available with Format, Cells, Patterns(tab) in VBA Application. The colors 1-16 are widely understood color names from the VGA color palette.

Excel only recognizes names for Color 1 through 8 (Black, White, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Magenta, and Cyan). Formulas, and empty cells will not be affected and aren't even checked.

Hex equivalents used in HTML You can use the Color Detector to see the RGB or Hex color values by using it to click here or on the color palette custom panel. on my Excel 2000 at this point Standard tab has 17 preselected white/ gray/ black choices at the bottom, choose any of them and you get a gray scale when you switch to the custom tab you should see the RGB values being equal and will change as you sli The following colors may be used in formatting statements: (see color table above) black, blue, green, cyan, red, magenta, yellow, white; and, Color1, color2, color3, ..., color56 The parts of the format (unless changed) are: positive numbers; negative numbers; zero; text Also see my Formula page (starting at #cellformat). You can select an entire column without taking 6 seconds to process every cell in that column because the cells processed must also have constants.

Calculation = xl Calculation Automatic 'pre XL97 xl Automatic Application. Calculation = xl Calculation Automatic 'pre XL97 xl Manua Application.

Screen Updating = True End Sub Color Index Property The colors names indicated on the color palette are for descriptive purposes only. Gridline Color = RGB(255,0,0) Members of Excel Constants details: Const xl Color Index None = -4142 (&HFFFFEFD2) Const xl Color Index Automatic = -4105 (&HFFFFEFF7) Const xl Automatic = -4105 (&HFFFFEFF7) Const xl Background Opaque = 3 Const xl Background Transparent = 2 Const xl Opaque = 3 Const xl Transparent = 2 Sub white ONblue() Application. Calculation = xl Calculation Manual 'pre XL97 xl Manua Dim cell As Range '---Range("A3: N100"). Screen Updating = False End Sub The purpose of Clear Constants From Color Cells is clear out constants from the cells that have an interior color, and to retain the color of the cells.

Of the 56 colors only 40 colors appear on the palette.