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Powerpoint fill in colours

Is it possible to pre-select only 3 fill in colours for example for a shape so that you could right click and only have those 3 colours to choose from rather than the entire palette?

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RE: powerpoint fill in colours

Hello Celine,

Thank you for your question. The easiest way to show the three colours you want to use is by creating a new custom theme colour set. To do this, select the Design ribbon in PowerPoint and then click the Colors button. Now click Create New Theme Colors. In the new box which opens, set the Accent 1, Accent 2 and Accent 3 colours to the 3 colours you want to use. Don't change the first four colours because these are for the slide background and text colours.

When you're happy with your three colours, type a name for your custom colour set, then click Save.

You're now ready to use your three colours. When you insert a shape, it will be your Accent 1 colour by default. To change the colour, right-click the shape, click Format Shape and click the Color button. Although you still see many colours, your three colours will be in the top row in positions 5, 6 and 7, so they will be much easier to find.

I'm not aware of a way to show only three colours.

I hope this helps.

Kind regards
Marius Barnard
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