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How to add and remove background color of text, in Word

Posted on 02/17/2009 4:32:47 PM PST by rudy45

I am looking, in Word 2002, at a document that has several words and letters "highlighted." The color of all the text, including the highlighted text, is black. The document looks the same regardless of whether I am in final-showing-markup or final. Tracking is disabled.

The "highlighted" text is red. It looks as though someone "Selected" the text (which normally would turn the text background black, and the text white, of course), then did something to turn that background red. The text itself remains black.

This feature is nice, and I'd like to be able to use it. More importantly, it's kind of distracting, so I'd like to remove it. I know I can go in and manually retype the text, but that's a pain. How was this background color created? Thanks. I've checked help and google, to no avail.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: microsoftword

1 posted on 02/17/2009 4:32:47 PM PST by rudy45
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To: ShadowAce

ping!


2 posted on 02/17/2009 4:41:04 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rudy45

It sounds like it might be shaded. That option is under Format, Borders and Shading.


3 posted on 02/17/2009 4:50:49 PM PST by bamagirl1944 (That's short for Alabama, not Obama)
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To: rudy45

If it’s not the shaded background, check “Format Character” and look at the colors. In OpenOffice, it’s on the “Background” tab. I think on Word, it’s on a the first tab you get in “Format Character.” It’s in there somewhere. It’s been a while since I used M$ Word, sorry.


4 posted on 02/17/2009 5:13:33 PM PST by cc2k (When less than half the voters pay taxes, it's called "taxation without representation.")
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To: cc2k

Maybe it’s highlighted. Check on your formatting toolbar for a text that has a colorblock through it.


5 posted on 02/17/2009 5:29:37 PM PST by mommyq
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To: mommyq

The hightlighting tool is next to the text color tool on the formatting toolbar. Make sure you always have the formatting and standard toolbars up at the top of your document at all times Go to View—>Toolbars—>
Make sure the top two are checked (Standard and Formatting)
This will keep your toolbars visible for you at all times.


6 posted on 02/17/2009 5:36:14 PM PST by mommyq
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