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Copy-Paste Excel table to Outlook changes the cell color in the recipient side

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When I copy a table in Excel and paste in Outlook, the cell color changes on the recipient side after the email is sent. I have attached the original on how it appears in ExcelUser generated image and the view of the table after it was sent though outlook User generated image. When the table is pasted on the message body, the table is exactly identical to the original. However after sending the email with the table on the message body, on the recipient side, the received table has the cells color changed.

Is there a way to rectify this? or is it a bug? We are using Office 2013.
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Do you know if the recipients are also using Office 2013?  If they are using Outlook 2003 or prior, the color palette could be different.  The change in palette came with Office 2010, but an older version could be reading the color you're seeing as something different.

If that is the problem and you want a quick shortcut around it, I'd just screen shot the table and paste it into the email so that it can't change.

If you want to spend a little more time, here's some instruction from Microsoft regarding how to change how colors are viewed in previous versions of Office: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/288412
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The recipients are also using Outlook 2013. In fact, I even tried sending one to myself just to test and simulate the issue and it does come up. The screenshots I've attached were taken from a table I have made and sent to myself.

I know taking a screenshot would be a workaround but that just defeats the purpose of having the table embedded on the message body so it can be updated without having to open Excel.
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Further to the issue, this comes up when the message format is in Rich-text. Setting the format to HTML does not bring up the issue.
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That would also work but would mean few more steps for the end user.