(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2005/0268229 Al
Wessling et al. (43) Pub. Date: Dec. 1,2005
(54) COLORIZED TEMPLATE PREVIEWS
(75) Inventors: Cynthia Dahl Wessling, Redmond, WA
(US); John Thomas Carlson, Seattle,
WA (US); Rob M. Dolin, Seattle, WA
C/O MERCHANT & GOULD, L.L.C.
P.O. BOX 2903
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55402-0903 (US) (73) Assignee: Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
(21) Appl. No.: 10/856,418
(22) Filed: May 28, 2004
Publication Classification (51) Int. CI.7 G06F 17/00; G09G 5/02
Methods and systems are provided for generating colorized previews of selected document templates. Upon selection of a desired color scheme, each document template represented by a collection of displayed document template previews is colorized according to a user-selected color scheme to provide the user with a preview of the collection of document templates colorized according to the user's desired color scheme prior to selection of one of the displayed templates for actual use. The colorized document templates are converted to bitmap format and are displayed to the user to allow the user to select a particular template colorized according to the user's selected color scheme.