Hinky colors in Word 2010

Subject: Hinky colors in Word 2010
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012 10:58:53 -0500

Working in Word 2010, inserting a graphic and putting in a few Word
elements (borders, etc.) to match it - or so I thought. When I opened
the graphic in PSP and used the Dropper tool to pull the color that I
wanted, it measured as FF8500 (Red 255, Green 133, Blue 0). I added the
elements I wanted on the Word page near the graphic, using that same
color. They didn't seem to match on the screen, but I figured it was
just a display thing. Printed them on paper, and they still didn't look
right. So I printed to PDF and saved that as a PNG. When I opened the
PNG, the color in the graphic was still FF8500, but the Word elements,
as I suspected, were wrong; they showed up as F3912C (Red 243, Green
145, Blue 44).

This can't just be a problem of moving across multiple file types, since
the color in the graphic was preserved as FF8500 all the way through the
process. Any thoughts?

TIA,

Dan

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