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Windows 7: Selected text in Word 2013 is grey rather than blue

06 Jan 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
Selected text in Word 2013 is grey rather than blue


I'm using Office 2013 under a recent fresh install of Windows 7 x64. What's weird for me is that the selected text color is now grey even though the "Windows Color and Appearance" applet have the color "blue" for selected items and indeed, selected files and folders have blue shading as expected in explorer, but Word doesn't obey the color. Same issue with Excel & PowerPoint. Is there anyway to make Word picks up the blue color when selecting?

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06 Jan 2016   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Your screen shot is exactly the same as my Office 2013 x86, when used with Windows 7 x64 & the same shading is used in Word & Excel, so I don't think you can change it. Access does seem to follow the Windows blue for highlighting & copying, but not Excel or Word.

The lack of colour schemes in Office 2013 has received a lot of criticism, but it does not interfere with the operation of it so I just live with it & it really doesn't worry me at all now.
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