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    Whiteboard (Excel 2000)

    Hello,
    Can anyone tell me what the Whiteboard is/does in Excel?
    Also, I would like to able to highlight some text (like you do in Word) can you do this in Excel?
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    Emily

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    Re: Whiteboard (Excel 2000)

    I use excel97 and there is not whiteboard, so you will have to wait for someone with xl2000 or greater to answer that question.

    To highlight text, format - cells and you can add a border, change the font size, background color etc of the cell. You have limited abilities to change the format of chars within a cell, the background color, however is not one of them (at least not in XL97)

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    Re: Whiteboard (Excel 2000)

    On point a:

    I've never used it myself, so can only offer you the online help (for XP):

    <hr>Open the Whiteboard in an online meeting
    Only the host of an online meeting can open the Whiteboard (Whiteboard: Microsoft NetMeeting feature that opens a separate window in which online meeting participants can type text; draw shapes; copy, paste, and delete objects; and highlight or point to text and graphics.) when Windows NetMeeting is used from within Microsoft Office.

    On the Online Meeting toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, use the Customize dialog box (point to Toolbars on the View menu and click Customize). To see more buttons, click Toolbar Options at the end of the toolbar.), click Display Whiteboard .

    Tip:If you want to prevent participants from changing the shared document but allow them to draw or type simultaneously on the Whiteboard, on the Online Meeting toolbar, click Stop others from editing .<hr>

    so basically, it's a scratchpad for netmeeting when you're discussing any office document, and not specifically related to excel.


    on point b,

    I don't think you can highlight as such - I've never come across it - but you can select part of a cell entry and format that independantly of the rest of the entry - it's just the formatting capabilities don't extend to the background of the text.

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    Re: Whiteboard (Excel 2000)

    Thanks guys.
    Your replies have been very helpful to me.
    Emily.

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