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    Grey New Document (W2000/Win98SE)

    Hello,
    On all computers that I have used Word on, all of them bar one opens up a new document with a white screen as the background. However, I have one that opens the new document (in normal and print views) with a grey screen as the background. I can't find any option that will allow me to reset the screen colour to white. Any clues?
    John

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    Re: Grey New Document (W2000/Win98SE)

    Hi,

    Try checking Settings / Control Panel / Display / Appearance on the PC - I think you will find the Background (or Window in MS terms) colour is controlled from here.

    Good Luck!

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    Re: Grey New Document (W2000/Win98SE)

    Hi Peter, My apologies for taking so long to get back to you but I have only recently been able to get on the "afflicted" machine. I thought your suggestion was a beauty ... but it didn't work! When Word starts up it gives a brief flash of a white background but that's all. The document background still remains grey! I guess this one will never be solved. Thanks for you help though, Cheers John

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    Re: Grey New Document (W2000/Win98SE)

    Could be a simple matter of a damaged Normal.dot
    Try renaming the Normal.dot and let Word generate a new one.
    Remember to port over any macros, styles, etc.

    Good luck,
    Bob_D

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