Highlighting text in white


A

Ahoyhoy

Is it possible to highlight text in white, so that a piece of black text on
a blue background is highlighted with white. White is not one of the options
on my version of Word (2002).

Thanks.
 
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S

Suzanne S. Barnhill

You can change the font color to white, but white is not an available
highlight color.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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T

Tony Jollans

What matters is whether your printer can print in white. Most printers just
don't print anything as they assume the paper is white.
 
A

Ahoyhoy

Tony Jollans said:
What matters is whether your printer can print in white. Most printers
just
don't print anything as they assume the paper is white.



I know that printers don't actually print white. What I want is for the blue
background to have white space in which the text sits, and I had hoped that
highlighting in white would be the easiest way to achieve this.

I realise the reason that Microsoft don't include white as a highlighting
option as most printing is done on white paper, but with the huge increase
in colour printing where you might have a text box, say, with a coloured
background containing black text, the option to then highlight part of that
text in white would be extremely useful. It's about time Microsoft provided
this option.
 
U

Uncle Joe

You can always submit your suggestions to Microsoft via the following
newsgroup link. Subscribers vote for the most beneficial suggestions and
Microsoft expresses interest in those that offer the most potential.

http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/wizard.mspx?type=suggestion

Since Microsoft gets over a thousand suggestions a month, don't expect
Microsoft to personally respond to a suggestion, and don't expect
Microsoft to adopt a suggestion in its very next release of a product.
It takes time to process suggestions, write implementation code, to test,
to document, and to integrate new features.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Okay, this can be done. Apply blue shading to your paragraph or table cell,
then white (Clear) shading to your text. When you apply blue shading to the
paragraph/cell, the Automatic font color switches to white, so you'll have
to select the text and format it explicitly as black. You cannot control the
amount of white around the text, but you can control how much blue there is
if you also apply a blue border and use the Border Options to increase the
distance from text.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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