Manage Colors

PPT Productivity PowerPoint add-in has 180+ time saving features. PPT Productivity's Color Toolbar for PowerPoint makes it easy to access the colors from your PowerPoint presentation template. The toolbar lets you select to change a fill color, an outline color or a text color.

You can add custom colors to the Color Toolbar which means you can create an extended Color Palette - perfect for Marketing and brand teams in large organizations. Once you setup custom colors, you can also export your Color Toolbar setup to share with colleagues.

Color Palette Toolbar

PPT Productivity's Color Palette Toolbar makes updating colors in PowerPoint presentations easy.

The Color toolbar for PowerPoint dynamically updates to include your presentation color palette (theme colors from the template of your open presentation). You can also make a custom color palette with the Toolbar - add your favorite PowerPoint color schemes or temporarily add colors you need for a specific slide.

The Color Toolbar saves you time when creating or editing your PowerPoint presentations by putting a color palette for slides at your fingertips. Color names and RGB values are shown when you mouseover a color.

There are four sections or groups on the Color Palette toolbar:

  • Group 1: Black, white and clear/ no color
  • Group 2: Dynamic - this group populates with the color scheme from the theme or template of your open PowerPoint presentation
  • Group 3: The ten standard PowerPoint colors
  • Group 4: This group is empty by default but displays any colors you add to the toolbar

The Color Palette toolbar includes shortcut buttons to quickly change the color of text, shape fill and shape outlines or borders. The color toolbar can also be used to update tables (the border color updates the borders of all cells).

To apply a color using the toolbar, simply select the font or shape you need to change on your slide and select the relevant color from the toolbar.

You can customize the Color toolbar for PowerPoint to add colors, drag and drop to reorder the display of colors, and delete unwanted colors. Color names and RGB values are displayed when you mouseover each color, which makes it easy to distinguish between shades of specific colors.

Updating the color palette is easy. Click the + icon to add colors. Right click a color on the toolbar to access a delete option. From the PPT Productivity Settings menu you can also choose to hide Group 3 - standard PowerPoint colors.

Saving colors to your color toolbar for PowerPoint makes updating presentations fast. Add colors to the toolbar to have them in easy reach - even if you're only using a color for one presentation, you can delete it once you're finished!

Working with a team? Customize the setup of the Color Palette Toolbar and share it (along with other settings) with your colleagues, so your team have the same setup. Read more about sharing PPT Productivity settings across a team.
Productivity Tip

How to copy a color in powerpoint for easy reuse? Use the PowerPoint eyedropper tool at the bottom of the Color Palette Toolbar to quickly select and save a new color to your palette, ready for easy reuse. This PowerPoint color picker is great when trying to match color in powerpoint from a logo or pdf. No need to search for RGB values.

Color Toolbar too big or too small on your screen? Go to PPT Productivity Ribbon> Settings> Color Toolbar to make the icons in your palette larger or smaller.

The Color Palette Toolbar for PowerPoint is part of PPT Productivity Power Tools - the most feature rich product option. You can try all the PPT Productivity Power Tools features by downloading the free 30 day trial


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