Word 2007/2010 doesn't implement shading properly



If you set the background shading color for a line of text, the background
shading color only applies directly to the line of text and not the spacing
before or after.

Suppose you select a text paragragh and its heading to be shaded light gray.
You increase spacing below the heading and text body, select the heading
text and put a bottom border to it. Notice how that breaks the shading.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill

I'm not seeing this. If I shade a heading and body text (the entire
paragraph, not just a single line of text), applying a border to the heading
makes no difference: the entire block is shaded. It is true that the shading
does not fill the Spacing Before on the heading. If you want shading above
the heading, you can add a top border to the heading (it can be white or the
same color as the shading) and increase the "Distance from text" in the
Border and Shading Options

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

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