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Windows 7: How to remove background color in a Word 2000 document?

06 Dec 2017   #1
atikovi

W7P64
 
 
How to remove background color in a Word 2000 document?

Another thing I can't find the correct button or menu for. I copied this text online into a new word doc so I can save it for future reference.



How do I delete the gray background color from the text? I can change the text color with that "A" button, and can change the background color with the "Highlight" button to the left of it, but just can't seem to delete the background color completely. If I go, Format:Background:, it just changes the color around the block of text, not inside it. Any ideas?


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06 Dec 2017   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

That looks to me like what happens when you highlight text using the copying procedure. Normally this would not be pasted to the new document, but in your case it seems that it has.

Word 2000 is getting pretty old now & this may be a compatibility problem using it with Windows 7.
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06 Dec 2017   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

If this was in a modern version of word then I would say it's Text highlight which by default is the Classic bright yellow, but this may be changed to a light grey, It's on the right click attributes menu in Word 2016, but I think it was on the character menu in older versions

Look in the Word 2000 Help [F1] for how to apply highlights and remove them and see if that can help remove the issue
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06 Dec 2017   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

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07 Dec 2017   #5
br4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

To avoid having formatting in copied text, I copy first to Notepad and then from Notepad to Word or Excel.

You might have to do a little correction, but this usually works without any issues.
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07 Dec 2017   #6
atikovi

W7P64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by br4 View Post
To avoid having formatting in copied text, I copy first to Notepad and then from Notepad to Word or Excel.
OK this worked, great idea.
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18 May 2018   #7
baumgrenze

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

Did you try, Paste Special>Unformatted Text? It works in Office 2000, which I use because I can do things 'by feel' without reading all the drop-down boxes in Format, etc. That helps when vision is a issue.

Years ago I had a Word macro that was assigned to CTRL-SHIFT-V, I believe. Somewhere along the way it got wiped out. I think someone on Woody Leonard's forum offered it. I've found suggestions by others for how to reestablish it, but I have yet to meet with success in getting one to work.

Back in the 80's, with Woody's guidebook I managed a measure of skill in Word Basic. Then the Excel team at MS won the battle and VBA became the MSOffice macro programming language of choice. I found it obtuse enough that I decided it was not worth hours of the rest of my life I'd need to devote to it to master its use. You develop that kind of perspective as the end of life approaches.

FWIW
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