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    Mystery text (EXCEL 97/2000)

    Open a new sheet, select any cell. Right click and make the background light grey. Now add text to the cell (anything). Right-click again and change the cell font-color in light-grey as well.

    So... you see no text anymore... right? OK, now do a print-preview... on my color inktjet there's no surprise. When I selected my B&W Laser printer however the preview (and print for that matter) show black (!!) text on a grey background....

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    Re: Mystery text (EXCEL 97/2000)

    If you don't want it to show on the laser printer, I think you will have to use White on White or Black on Black.
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    Re: Mystery text (EXCEL 97/2000)

    As mentioned previously, you can also format the cell ";;;" to hide the display and the contents will NOT print.

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    Re: Mystery text (EXCEL 97/2000)

    See also <!post=this,260390>this<!/post> thread.
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    Re: Mystery text (EXCEL 97/2000)

    Thanks all for replying. As the problem is a little more complex than sketched (else it would be useless, right?), and I want the cell to be visible (and print) or not; based on a selection elsewhere in the sheet (I use conditional formatting to help "hide" the cell as described), the formatting suggestion will -regrefully- not work.
    From reading the other thread (thanks for the tip), I see that there's no clear way around this... I'll try to put a formula instead, like e.g. =IF(testcell=1,"Display this text in this cell",""), that should probably work... would have hoped there might be another way...

    Erik Jan

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