How do I stop form field shading from printing in Word 2007?


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nicole.keenan

Hi,
I have created a form with fields in it - and the grey shading of the
fields is printing (which it shouldn't...) but I can't figure out how
to turn it off. Please help!

Thanks,
Nicole
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Are you sure you don't have some text shading applied as well?

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

Hi Suzanne,
I've checked and there's no fill or shading applied to the fields.
It's weird - I know that it just shouldn't do this. Any suggestions
extremely welcome!

THANK YOU!!

Nicole
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

When you looked at the shading dialog, did you make sure that "Apply to" was
set to "Text" and not "Paragraph"?

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

Hi Suzanne,
I've checked and there's no fill or shading applied to the fields.
It's weird - I know that it just shouldn't do this. Any suggestions
extremely welcome!

THANK YOU!!

Nicole
 
N

NKeenan

Yep, I checked that. There's definitely no shading or fill in place.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Send the doc to me if you like, and I'll take a look.

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

Yep, I checked that. There's definitely no shading or fill in place.
 
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bryankroz

Hi,

I have created a form with fields in it - and the grey shading of the

fields is printing (which it shouldn't...) but I can't figure out how

to turn it off. Please help!



Thanks,

Nicole
Hi Nicole, How did you eventually fix this issue?

Bryan
 
P

peter

Hi,

I have created a form with fields in it - and the grey shading of the

fields is printing (which it shouldn't...) but I can't figure out how

to turn it off. Please help!



Thanks,

Nicole
I have the same issue - never noticed it before - Word 2013 here - was there a fix?
 
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swschummer

SAME ISSUE HERE. FIELD ARE GREY NO MATTER WHAT. AND THEY PRINT GREY. WORD 2007
YES I KNOW I'M SHOUTING. IM PISSED
 
S

swschummer

I have the same issue - never noticed it before - Word 2013 here - was there a fix?
I just had same issue today. I found that even if I converted all the fields to text (ctrl-alt-f9) they were still gray! Then I discovered that it had nothing to do with fields. There was a manual highlighting that someone applied to all the fields. select all (ctrl-A) and turn off highlighting. Fixed.
 
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Old post now but if anyone needs to remove the shading it's straight forward, do the following:
Highlight the area you need to remove the shading from, select the Design tab, select shading, use the drop down and select "no color".

Now print and the shading will have been removed
 

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