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Interesting article on using colour in documents :

Why not documents, but a lot in SpreadSheets?

Maybe because spreadsheets are two dimensional? And two dimensional documents rely a lot more on spacial positioning and bounded regions. (Compare SpaceVsInformationFlows/WebVsPrint)

My editor colors my code. –ZbigniewLukasiak

: very good point. And that's not 2D. Bang goes another beautiful hypothesis – PhilJones


Do not ... unlike a certain company I know ... use colour for meaning in your Word documents, and then print them out in black-and-white.

See also :

  • (WarpLink) TypedLinks, because he suggests colour coding parts of large instruction manuals.