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    Changing Background and Font (Word 2000/XP)

    I know that word has an option to utilize a blue background with white font which does not affect the way the document prints, only the way it appears on the screen. Is there a way to choose a different background color and different font color and set them as a default, while still not modifying how the printed page will appear? (e.g. Black background instead of white or blue with White font, but prints black text on white paper)

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    Re: Changing Background and Font (Word 2000/XP)

    The blue background was meant to woo WordPerfect users who were used to white text on a blue background. You can select a background color in Web Layout view that won't be printed, but I don't know of a way to get text in a different color that prints black. You might create a macro that toggles text color; you'd have to invoke it before and after printing; there is a DocumentBeforePrint event you could use before printing, but there is no DocumentAfterPrint event.

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    Re: Changing Background and Font (Word 2000/XP)

    Thanks Hans.

    I thought that since they created the option to use the Word Perfect style, this could be modified. I also use Style XP (a Skinning program) that setst the background as gray with black text, so I thought there was probably a way to modify these settings.

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    Re: Changing Background and Font (Word 2000/XP)

    Hi Marc:
    If you do use a blue background, note one problem, however. When you insert a text box into your document, the default background & text are both white (in Word 97 & 2000). You have to change the font from automatic to black to avoid this.

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