Publisher font color not saved

Martin Sarabura 1 Reputation point

I added a custom style to my document and changed the color of the font to a custom blue. When I save, close, reload the document, the color is reset to black. Nothing else going on - just save, reload. This is clearly a bug. Is there a workaround other than changing the color every single time I reload the document?

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  1. Emi Zhang-MSFT 22,236 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Martin Sarabura ,
    What version of Publisher did you use?
    I tried these steps in Publisher 365 and please check if my steps are correct:


    I cannot reproduce this behavior in Publisher, please provide detail steps and I'm glad to help you test and confirm this problem.

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  2. cn 1 Reputation point

    @Emi Zhang-MSFT
    I have the same issue as OP, however the font color change only affects certain styles and color.

    I can reproduce the error if I follow these steps:

    1. New publisher document
    2. Add text box, type text and change color to dark gray. Highlight text and right-click the 'normal' style and select 'update to match selection'
    3. Add 2nd text box, type text and change color to default blue. Create new style 'test'
    4. Save file and exit
    5. Reopen file, colors should be correct from steps 2-3
    6. Highlight text in step 3, right-click 'test' style and select 'update to match selection'
    7. Save file
    8. Reopen file, the blue color for 'test' is now the color of 'normal'

    Here are the default colors I used for steps 2-3

    Please let me know if there's a workaround, it's frustrating to manually change the color after saving

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