Quizmaker ‘09 applies a subtle color to answer choices when learners hover over them while taking a quiz. The hover color defaults to a pale blue. If you’re wondering if you can change that to a different color, the answer is yes! The secret is a little setting in the design tools of your question editor. Here’s how to make the change:

  1. Open your quiz in Quizmaker and double-click any question to open the question editor.
  2. Select Slide View.
  3. Click the Design tab.
  4. Select the Colors dropdown on the toolbar. Any theme colors currently applied to your quiz or survey will be marked with an orange outline. The third color from the left in the strip of theme colors is the hover color used for quiz questions.
  5. You can apply a different set of theme colors by just clicking on one of the options in the list. The new colors immediately get applied to your quiz, and you're done.
  6. Or… another option is to do some color customization by using Quizmaker's color theme editor. You can do that a couple of ways:
    • You can edit a Custom color theme (these appear in the top of the Colors dropdown) by right-clicking the theme and choosing Edit.
    • Or, you can create a new set of theme colors altogether, by clicking Create New Theme Colors (it’s at the bottom of the list of color themes), and then entering a theme name in the Name field.

      When the color theme editor appears, find the Accent 1 color and change it to whatever color you like.
  7. Click Save.

Now you can preview or publish your quiz, and when you mouse over the answer to a question, you'll see the new color.

Wait, the change affected my slide background, too!

You'll notice that if your slide includes the default gradient background, when you change the Accent 1 color, the gradient on your slide background changes to match, because it too is controlled by Accent 1. If you'd prefer to remove the gradient, or you want to use a different background style, use the Background Styles dropdown to choose a different background style or to custom-format your slide background.

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