"Guide to Add Shading to Highlight Text in Word 2007"


Add shading to your document text can grab reader's attention, this is true.

But with different formatting features available in Word, there are many different ways to draw attention to your document? For example, you can underline, bold, color text, etc to draw attention to it.

What if you want to draw attention to an entire paragraph? One option is to shade the entire paragraph in a different color, making it stand out from the rest.

This shading can be added in conjunction with any border you may specify for the paragraph. Word 2007 even can allows you to precisely control the degree of shading.


To add shading to a paragraph

  • Position the insertion point in the paragraph that you want to shade.
  • Click the Home tab from the Ribbon.
  • In the Paragraph group, click the down-arrow to the right of the Shading tool.
  • Word 2007 shading

  • From the shading color palette displayed, select any one of the theme colors of the palette. There are ten colors, and each option under the colors represents a different percentage of shading for that color.


To remove shading from a paragraph

  • Position the insertion point in the paragraph with shading applied.
  • Click the Home tab from the Ribbon.
  • In the Paragraph group, click the down-arrow to the right of the Shading tool.
  • From the shading color palette displayed, select No Color. Then, the paragraph shading will be removed.


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Using the Word 2007 Borders and Shading Features

Guide to Add, Edit or Delete Headers and Footers in Your Documents

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How to Create, Modify or Attach a Template in Your Word 2007 Documents?

How to Use Word 2007 Themes to Make Your Documents More Professional?

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