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Hello,

I have a Word 2002 document (Win XP Pro) with a filled-in box with transparency and a
gradient. However, when I print the document the transparency is ignored and also the
gradient is ignored.

I've tried this on two separate printers, one an Epson and the other a Canon, with
exactly the same results. Searched the web but no joy.

Is anyone familiar with this problem and can you please help me???

THANKS!!!




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From what I've read When you first print out the word document with the
gradient, it will just print out the plain text without the gradient in
place. In order to print the text with the gradient you have to enable
Background Colors and Images. To do so...from the "Print" window select
"Options", then from the "Include with Document" select "Background Colors
and Images".
"Toni" wrote:

Hello,

I have a Word 2002 document (Win XP Pro) with a filled-in box with transparency and a
gradient. However, when I print the document the transparency is ignored and also the
gradient is ignored.

I've tried this on two separate printers, one an Epson and the other a Canon, with
exactly the same results. Searched the web but no joy.

Is anyone familiar with this problem and can you please help me???

THANKS!!!




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I don't see that option in the place you mentioned on Word 2002.


"BradWallick" wrote...
From what I've read When you first print out the word document with the
gradient, it will just print out the plain text without the gradient in
place. In order to print the text with the gradient you have to enable
Background Colors and Images. To do so...from the "Print" window select
"Options", then from the "Include with Document" select "Background Colors
and Images".
"Toni" wrote:

Hello,

I have a Word 2002 document (Win XP Pro) with a filled-in box with transparency and a
gradient. However, when I print the document the transparency is ignored and also the
gradient is ignored.

I've tried this on two separate printers, one an Epson and the other a Canon, with
exactly the same results. Searched the web but no joy.

Is anyone familiar with this problem and can you please help me???

THANKS!!!




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The option was new in Word 2003. The only way to print a background in
earlier versions is to save the document as a Web page, open it in a
browser, change the Internet Options setting to print the background, and
print from the browser.

That assumes you're using a "background." If you're using a shape (text box
or rectangle) filled with a gradient and formatted as Behind Text, this does
not apply. Word does not handle gradients and transparency well.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Toni" wrote in message
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I don't see that option in the place you mentioned on Word 2002.


"BradWallick" wrote...
From what I've read When you first print out the word document with the
gradient, it will just print out the plain text without the gradient in
place. In order to print the text with the gradient you have to enable
Background Colors and Images. To do so...from the "Print" window select
"Options", then from the "Include with Document" select "Background
Colors
and Images".
"Toni" wrote:

Hello,

I have a Word 2002 document (Win XP Pro) with a filled-in box with
transparency and a
gradient. However, when I print the document the transparency is ignored
and also the
gradient is ignored.

I've tried this on two separate printers, one an Epson and the other a
Canon, with
exactly the same results. Searched the web but no joy.

Is anyone familiar with this problem and can you please help me???

THANKS!!!




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I just upgraded to Office 2003 yesterday, and yes, I now see the option in Word 2003.
Word 2003 now handles gradients better when printing, but does not print transparencies
well.




"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote...
The option was new in Word 2003. The only way to print a background in
earlier versions is to save the document as a Web page, open it in a
browser, change the Internet Options setting to print the background, and
print from the browser.

That assumes you're using a "background." If you're using a shape (text box or
rectangle) filled with a gradient and formatted as Behind Text, this does not apply.
Word does not handle gradients and transparency well.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Toni" wrote in message
...
I don't see that option in the place you mentioned on Word 2002.


"BradWallick" wrote...
From what I've read When you first print out the word document with the
gradient, it will just print out the plain text without the gradient in
place. In order to print the text with the gradient you have to enable
Background Colors and Images. To do so...from the "Print" window select
"Options", then from the "Include with Document" select "Background
Colors
and Images".
"Toni" wrote:

Hello,

I have a Word 2002 document (Win XP Pro) with a filled-in box with
transparency and a
gradient. However, when I print the document the transparency is ignored
and also the
gradient is ignored.

I've tried this on two separate printers, one an Epson and the other a
Canon, with
exactly the same results. Searched the web but no joy.

Is anyone familiar with this problem and can you please help me???

THANKS!!!




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Default Word 2002 Printing Problem with Gradient

In Publisher we advise copying the transparency, paste special as .png. This
usually results in a transparency that works.

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"Toni" wrote in message
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I just upgraded to Office 2003 yesterday, and yes, I now see the option in Word
2003. Word 2003 now handles gradients better when printing, but does not print
transparencies well.




"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote...
The option was new in Word 2003. The only way to print a background in
earlier versions is to save the document as a Web page, open it in a
browser, change the Internet Options setting to print the background, and
print from the browser.

That assumes you're using a "background." If you're using a shape (text box
or rectangle) filled with a gradient and formatted as Behind Text, this does
not apply. Word does not handle gradients and transparency well.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Toni" wrote in message
...
I don't see that option in the place you mentioned on Word 2002.


"BradWallick" wrote...
From what I've read When you first print out the word document with the
gradient, it will just print out the plain text without the gradient in
place. In order to print the text with the gradient you have to enable
Background Colors and Images. To do so...from the "Print" window select
"Options", then from the "Include with Document" select "Background
Colors
and Images".
"Toni" wrote:

Hello,

I have a Word 2002 document (Win XP Pro) with a filled-in box with
transparency and a
gradient. However, when I print the document the transparency is ignored
and also the
gradient is ignored.

I've tried this on two separate printers, one an Epson and the other a
Canon, with
exactly the same results. Searched the web but no joy.

Is anyone familiar with this problem and can you please help me???

THANKS!!!




.








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