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    I am using Powerpoint 2002. Suddenly I discovered that inserted drawn lines & autoshapes which previously appeared fine in my slides did not show anymore. I draw a new line and the line didn't appear either. I thought the color might be white (against a white background) and tried to changed its color using Format Autoshape >> Color and Lines >> Line >> Colors. I choose blue color from the color selection dropdown but no blue color appear in the box but only a black border. However the lines & autoshapes appear fine (as expected) in the slide thumbnails and in slide show. What gives?

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    What happens if you experiment with different background colors for the slide?


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    Quote Originally Posted by HansV View Post
    What happens if you experiment with different background colors for the slide?
    Hi Hans,

    The background colour didn't appear, but in the thumbnail and slide show, it is okay.

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    Does the PowerPoint interface (toolbars, title bar, etc.) display colors normally?

    If not, you may have inadvertently turned on High Contrast mode. Activate the Accessibility Options control panel, activate the Display tab and make sure that the "Use high contrast" check box is clear.

    Otherwise, there might be something wrong with your installation of PowerPoint. You can select Help | Detect and Repair from within PowerPoint to see if that will get rid of the problem.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HansV View Post
    Does the PowerPoint interface (toolbars, title bar, etc.) display colors normally?

    If not, you may have inadvertently turned on High Contrast mode. Activate the Accessibility Options control panel, activate the Display tab and make sure that the "Use high contrast" check box is clear.

    Otherwise, there might be something wrong with your installation of PowerPoint. You can select Help | Detect and Repair from within PowerPoint to see if that will get rid of the problem.
    Thanks, Hans. The desktop concerned is in the office. It is Saturday here. I will definitely try it out when I get back to the office on Monday. I will tell you the result of my trying.

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    If your video card allows it try setting graphics acceleration back
    http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00129.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by HansV View Post
    Does the PowerPoint interface (toolbars, title bar, etc.) display colors normally?

    If not, you may have inadvertently turned on High Contrast mode. Activate the Accessibility Options control panel, activate the Display tab and make sure that the "Use high contrast" check box is clear.

    Otherwise, there might be something wrong with your installation of PowerPoint. You can select Help | Detect and Repair from within PowerPoint to see if that will get rid of the problem.
    Hi, Hans,

    The menu and toolbar appeared fine in my Powerpoint. Detect and Repair helped to restore my Powerpoint. Thanks to all of you who responded to my post. I am still puzzled how suddenly the problem occurred without warning.

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