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Old February 25th 05, 05:39 PM
Oliver Walter
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I've searched via Google Groups and can't find the answer to this.
Can you help?

I'm editing a document created by somebody else (to whom I don't
have access at present). Some the footnotes contain text with yellow
shading (around normal black text) that I can't get rid of.
The "What's this?" shows nothing special in paragraph formatting.
Tracking of changes is off (and in any case that doesn't use
yellow).
The text is not in a table.
I can select it, then FormatBorders and Shading, and set shading to
"nofill" and that makes no difference.
I re-applied the style "Footnote text" to one of them and that did
remove the shading. But it doesn't work on others!
If I copy a word from a yellow footnote and paste it into the main
text, it carries its yellow with it and I can't get rid of it there
either.
.....
.....
I've just found another solution, after typing the above: select the
text, change its style to Normal (control-shift-n) and then back to
Footnote text.
BUT (a) when I do that, the Style box still shows Footnote text
after making it Normal, and
(b) I'd still like to know what could have been the cause of the
yellow shading.
I've still got a copy of the file in its shaded state, so if you
have a suggestion, I can try it on that.

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Oliver
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Old February 25th 05, 05:49 PM
TF
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There is a Highlighter tool on the Formatting Toolbar. If you click the
little arrow at the side of the tool, one of the options is NONE. Select
none and then stroke through the text as though highlighting and it will be
removed.

--
Terry Farrell - Word MVP
http://word.mvps.org/

"Oliver Walter" wrote in message
...
: I've searched via Google Groups and can't find the answer to this.
: Can you help?
:
: I'm editing a document created by somebody else (to whom I don't
: have access at present). Some the footnotes contain text with yellow
: shading (around normal black text) that I can't get rid of.
: The "What's this?" shows nothing special in paragraph formatting.
: Tracking of changes is off (and in any case that doesn't use
: yellow).
: The text is not in a table.
: I can select it, then FormatBorders and Shading, and set shading to
: "nofill" and that makes no difference.
: I re-applied the style "Footnote text" to one of them and that did
: remove the shading. But it doesn't work on others!
: If I copy a word from a yellow footnote and paste it into the main
: text, it carries its yellow with it and I can't get rid of it there
: either.
: ....
: ....
: I've just found another solution, after typing the above: select the
: text, change its style to Normal (control-shift-n) and then back to
: Footnote text.
: BUT (a) when I do that, the Style box still shows Footnote text
: after making it Normal, and
: (b) I'd still like to know what could have been the cause of the
: yellow shading.
: I've still got a copy of the file in its shaded state, so if you
: have a suggestion, I can try it on that.
:
: --
: Oliver
: ("Reply-To:" address will send non-spam to me
: and will delete spam sent to it.)
:
:


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Old February 25th 05, 05:50 PM
Oliver Walter
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I should perhaps mention that I'm using Word2000. I don't know which
version was used for the original document. Examining the original
doc with a hex viewer shows the text
Word.Document.8 very near the end.

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Oliver
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and will delete spam sent to it.)
"Oliver Walter" wrote in message
...
I've searched via Google Groups and can't find the answer to this.
Can you help?

I'm editing a document created by somebody else (to whom I don't
have access at present). Some the footnotes contain text with

yellow
shading (around normal black text) that I can't get rid of.
The "What's this?" shows nothing special in paragraph formatting.
Tracking of changes is off (and in any case that doesn't use
yellow).
The text is not in a table.
I can select it, then FormatBorders and Shading, and set shading

to
"nofill" and that makes no difference.
I re-applied the style "Footnote text" to one of them and that did
remove the shading. But it doesn't work on others!
If I copy a word from a yellow footnote and paste it into the

main
text, it carries its yellow with it and I can't get rid of it

there
either.
....
....
I've just found another solution, after typing the above: select

the
text, change its style to Normal (control-shift-n) and then back

to
Footnote text.
BUT (a) when I do that, the Style box still shows Footnote text
after making it Normal, and
(b) I'd still like to know what could have been the cause of the
yellow shading.
I've still got a copy of the file in its shaded state, so if you
have a suggestion, I can try it on that.

--
Oliver
("Reply-To:" address will send non-spam to me
and will delete spam sent to it.)




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Old February 25th 05, 05:53 PM
Graham Mayor
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Highlight? Set to none.

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Oliver Walter wrote:
I've searched via Google Groups and can't find the answer to this.
Can you help?

I'm editing a document created by somebody else (to whom I don't
have access at present). Some the footnotes contain text with yellow
shading (around normal black text) that I can't get rid of.
The "What's this?" shows nothing special in paragraph formatting.
Tracking of changes is off (and in any case that doesn't use
yellow).
The text is not in a table.
I can select it, then FormatBorders and Shading, and set shading to
"nofill" and that makes no difference.
I re-applied the style "Footnote text" to one of them and that did
remove the shading. But it doesn't work on others!
If I copy a word from a yellow footnote and paste it into the main
text, it carries its yellow with it and I can't get rid of it there
either.
....
....
I've just found another solution, after typing the above: select the
text, change its style to Normal (control-shift-n) and then back to
Footnote text.
BUT (a) when I do that, the Style box still shows Footnote text
after making it Normal, and
(b) I'd still like to know what could have been the cause of the
yellow shading.
I've still got a copy of the file in its shaded state, so if you
have a suggestion, I can try it on that.



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Old February 25th 05, 06:23 PM
Oliver Walter
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TF and Graham: thank you - it was highlighting. I did not have the
icon displayed and had never used it. Now, I found it, put it on the
toolbar and used it - and it removed the yellow highlighting.

Maybe somebody should produce lists (or has it been done already?)
of various features in the appearance of a document that could be
generated by different methods, and listing the different ways that
may be required to modify or remove them.

For example, this one could have been Format Shading, Highlighting,
shading in a table with invisible cell boundaries.. any others?

--
Oliver




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Old February 25th 05, 07:10 PM
TF
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Far too many to fit on the Newsgroup server!

Terry

"Oliver Walter" wrote in message
...
: TF and Graham: thank you - it was highlighting. I did not have the
: icon displayed and had never used it. Now, I found it, put it on the
: toolbar and used it - and it removed the yellow highlighting.
:
: Maybe somebody should produce lists (or has it been done already?)
: of various features in the appearance of a document that could be
: generated by different methods, and listing the different ways that
: may be required to modify or remove them.
:
: For example, this one could have been Format Shading, Highlighting,
: shading in a table with invisible cell boundaries.. any others?
:
: --
: Oliver
:
:
:
:


 




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