Microsoft excel color picker is different on different documents

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I have two Excel two documents on the same laptop with an extended desktop. For some reason, when i use the color picker, i get different color options on each of the documents. Here are the two options i see:





Does anybody know why the two documents are displaying different colors? I would like to use the colors shown in column 9 in the the document 1 colours but i want to use them in document 2. How do i make both documents display the same colours?

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They may have two different themes selected. See this page on How to Change a Theme. But, to the point:

On the Page Layout tab in Excel or the Design tab in Word, click Colors, and pick the color set you want.

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