Increasingly, I use color schemes in Excel models as well. While I am about to switch to Microsoft Office 2010, I find that the majority of my clients (especially the large corporate ones) are still on Office 2003. Buried down in the Excel menus is a feature to set the colors that Excel 2003 users will see when they open files created in Excel 2007.
- Click the office button
- Go to the bottom and select "Excel options"
- Select "save"
- Click the "colors" button under "preserve visual appearance of the workbook"