Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Filling A Drawing Object.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 25, 2017)
When you have created a drawing object, you can fill it with a color of your choosing. This is easy to do by following these steps:
Once you select a color, Word removes the color menu and fills the interior of the drawing object with the color selected. To remove a color you previously used, you can repeat the same steps, but in step 3 choose No Fill.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1325) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Filling A Drawing Object.
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