Hex color values in color picker

By Office Feature PM on February 19, 2020

Hi, I’m Constance, a Program Manager on the Graphics team, and I’m here to talk about an update we’ve made to the color picker in Office.

Based on your feedback, we’ve added a new input field in the Colors dialog for Hex color values! Never again will you spend time converting Hex color values into RGB values. This update is available in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Visio, Project, Access, and OneNote on Windows Desktop. Setting colors based on Hex codes is already available on Mac.

Color picker in Office apps. Under the RGB fields there is a new field to enter Hex color value.

Getting Started

  1. Open a file in one of the supported applications.
  2. For any property where you can define a color, click the appropriate button in the ribbon (such as the Font Color button) and click More Colors.
  3. In the Colors dialog box, click the Custom tab.
  4. Enter the Hex color value in the Hex box, for example, #0F4C81 or 444

Availability

Hex color values are available in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Visio, Project, Access, and OneNote to users running Insider Fast version 2003 (Build 12607.20000) or later on Windows.

We’d love to hear from you!

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Posted in Access, Excel, Feature Deep Dives, Insider Fast, Office Insiders, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, Windows Desktop, Word

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