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Old April 28th 07, 04:06 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
David Rathert
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Default Display selected text as white text with black highlight?

In Office 2007, selected text is displayed as black text with a light blue
highlighter effect as the default. Is there a way to change this preference
so that selected text displays as white text with a black highlighter effect,
as in previous versions of Word?
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Old April 28th 07, 01:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Herb Tyson [MVP]
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Default Display selected text as white text with black highlight?

I'm not sure about in Windows XP, but in Vista, if you go into the Advanced
Appearance settings for the operating system and change the Selected Items
coloring, it does change how selected text is displayed in Word 2007. I
don't have the patience to experiment a lot, but I did manage just now to
changed the selection background from blue to gray, by futzing with Color 1
(Color 2 isn't available). YMMV.

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"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
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On Fri, 27 Apr 2007 20:06:00 -0700, David Rathert David
wrote:

In Office 2007, selected text is displayed as black text with a light blue
highlighter effect as the default. Is there a way to change this
preference
so that selected text displays as white text with a black highlighter
effect,
as in previous versions of Word?


Sorry, David, you're sadly mistaken. The blue selection highlight is
neither a default nor a preference. It's a hard-coded
like-it-or-lump-it. Many of us don't like it. You ought to rephrase
your post as a "suggestion to Microsoft" that may be considered for
the next version.

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Jay Freedman
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Old April 29th 07, 03:22 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Jay Freedman
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Default Display selected text as white text with black highlight?

Thanks, Herb. That does work with Windows XP (the selection background
in Word 2007 is a desaturated shade of whatever you select as Color 1
in Control Panel Display Appearance Advanced Selection Item).
However, (a) it still doesn't give any way to have the selection as
white text on a black background and (b) it affects the selection
background in all programs, not just in Word.

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Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

On Sat, 28 Apr 2007 08:20:57 -0400, "Herb Tyson [MVP]"
wrote:

I'm not sure about in Windows XP, but in Vista, if you go into the Advanced
Appearance settings for the operating system and change the Selected Items
coloring, it does change how selected text is displayed in Word 2007. I
don't have the patience to experiment a lot, but I did manage just now to
changed the selection background from blue to gray, by futzing with Color 1
(Color 2 isn't available). YMMV.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com


"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
.. .
On Fri, 27 Apr 2007 20:06:00 -0700, David Rathert David
wrote:

In Office 2007, selected text is displayed as black text with a light blue
highlighter effect as the default. Is there a way to change this
preference
so that selected text displays as white text with a black highlighter
effect,
as in previous versions of Word?


Sorry, David, you're sadly mistaken. The blue selection highlight is
neither a default nor a preference. It's a hard-coded
like-it-or-lump-it. Many of us don't like it. You ought to rephrase
your post as a "suggestion to Microsoft" that may be considered for
the next version.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ:
http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

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Old April 29th 07, 03:42 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
David Rathert[_2_]
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Default Display selected text as white text with black highlight?

Jay and Herb, thanks for your responses. I did enter this as a suggestion to
Microsoft on their site. I'm very surprised that this was not designed as one
of the user display options/preferences.

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Thanks, Herb. That does work with Windows XP (the selection background
in Word 2007 is a desaturated shade of whatever you select as Color 1
in Control Panel Display Appearance Advanced Selection Item).
However, (a) it still doesn't give any way to have the selection as
white text on a black background and (b) it affects the selection
background in all programs, not just in Word.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

On Sat, 28 Apr 2007 08:20:57 -0400, "Herb Tyson [MVP]"
wrote:

I'm not sure about in Windows XP, but in Vista, if you go into the Advanced
Appearance settings for the operating system and change the Selected Items
coloring, it does change how selected text is displayed in Word 2007. I
don't have the patience to experiment a lot, but I did manage just now to
changed the selection background from blue to gray, by futzing with Color 1
(Color 2 isn't available). YMMV.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com


"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
.. .
On Fri, 27 Apr 2007 20:06:00 -0700, David Rathert David
wrote:

In Office 2007, selected text is displayed as black text with a light blue
highlighter effect as the default. Is there a way to change this
preference
so that selected text displays as white text with a black highlighter
effect,
as in previous versions of Word?

Sorry, David, you're sadly mistaken. The blue selection highlight is
neither a default nor a preference. It's a hard-coded
like-it-or-lump-it. Many of us don't like it. You ought to rephrase
your post as a "suggestion to Microsoft" that may be considered for
the next version.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ:
http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.


 




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