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    Poor Visibility of Selected Cells in Excel 2007 / Windows 7

    Some of the Dell monitors in a training room at work display selected cells so poorly that one can barely see which cells are part of the selection. I looked at the various Excel Options as well as the Display Options presented with a right click on the desktop and couldn't see anything there that improved the quality of the visibility nor did an attempt to tweak the buttons on the monitor itself resolve the problem. I didn't have time to carefully scrutinize the Control Panel to see if I could spot any differences between those monitors that properly displayed selected cells vs. those where the selection was so dim that we had to dramatically tilt the monitors downward to be able to identify selected cells. I'm not on-site there daily, but thought I would pick the collective brains on this forum to see if anyone can direct my efforts toward correcting this annoying display issue next time I'm in the training room. Thanks!
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    This has been a well known issue in 2007 and there is no real good fix for it. The best you can do is to play with your monitors color settings so that the highlighted areas are more visible, or upgrade to 2010 where the problem has been corrected.

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    Thanks so much for the reply, Scott. The software is supposed to have been upgraded to Office 2010 this past week. I'll be on-site next week so will be eager to see if the upgrade corrected this very annoying issue.

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