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no orange for microsoft


I was reminded of an email I sent to microsoft in september of this year. I have yet to hear a response from Microsoft.

Microsoft Outlook is missing a very important feature. In the drop-down menu to colorize body text of an email, there a range of 16 colors to choose from. Amoung this super wide range of 16 colors, there is no orange. Why has orange been omitted from my selection of colors? Orange is the color of autumn’s falling leaves. It brings many people great joy to see this color at this time of year. Perhaps Microsoft’s software designers are a bunch of summer dictorialists grouping together to create a regime of summer authoritarian power to annihilate any traces of autumn and the signs of the end of summer.

Yes, I know you are shaking in your boots, because I have caught onto your secret plot. If I hear no personal response from Microsoft, I will be forced to start a campaign to educate the public about your anti-orange schemes.

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laura k.
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yah, what’s up with that? i guess it’s too much of an effort to make a color that requires combining more than 2 colors from red, blue, green, cyan, magenta, and yellow.

Tom Saaristo
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Orange rulez. How hard could it be for Microsoft to include orange in their offerings?

Great letter, Matt! Let’s hope you get a positive response!!

Ursula
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9 years later and STILL NO ORANGE!!!! I’ve made every shade of brown and apricot in the word 2010 under more colors,. I even got something that looked pretty orange, but when I typed it onto the document, it came out brown. Lol!, Loved your letter.