16-color limit for Word 2003’s highlighter

Word 2003’s highlighting pen has only 16 colors. I need more, and I don’t want to upgrade to get them. Is it possible to add colors to this feature in 2003? — Erdem

Erdem, you’re stuck with the 16 colors offered, but I can offer two alternatives. First, you could use the Shading feature instead of the highlighting pen. It offers more colors, but it’s also more work. The second alternative is an add-in, offered by Gregory K. Maxey, an MVP at http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/word_tip_pages/highlighter.html. Please read his on-line instructions carefully, because his add-in tool doesn’t work exactly like Word’s built-in highlighter.


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