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    Reverse Video

    Does anyone know how to make Word 97 text print (and/or display) in reverse video? I assume a reverse video font must be installed to do this. But maybe there's a way to do this with any font. Who knows?
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    Re: Reverse Video

    Kevin,

    Highlight the text, Format, Font, then pick color white
    Format, Borders and shading, select black, and apply to paragraph
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    Re: Reverse Video

    Way to go, Geoff. Thanks.
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    Re: Reverse Video

    [img]/w3timages/icons/shy.gif[/img]what's reverse video? and why would you use it?
    just curious
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    Re: Reverse Video

    Reverse video is a term from the past. Maybe we don't use that term anymore, but Geoff knew what I meant. Anyway reverse video means the normally black letters are white and the normally white background around the letters is black. When you selection text in an app, the text is displayed in "reverse video". Type some text in
    Word and follow Geoff's instructions to see the effect I was after.

    The only reason I needed it is I am writing a training class for new Word users and I wanted to associate in their minds the concept of selecting text in order to format it. I want the manual to show text "as selected". Reversing the video as Geoff shows solves the problem.[img]/w3timages/icons/thinks.gif[/img]
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    I had a suspicion that was what you were going for. [img]/w3timages/icons/doh.gif[/img] Thanks for clearing that up. [img]/w3timages/icons/kiss.gif[/img]
    I have to be showing my age then hu? [img]/w3timages/icons/baby.gif[/img][img]/w3timages/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Re: Reverse Video

    Well, I suspect you never programmed in a pre-GUI environment. Those old days of making plain text and ASCII graphics characters do all the UI work are gone forever. Let's all shead tears of joy over that!
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    Re: Reverse Video

    You are going to run into some issues when you go to print it - better stock up on toner! [img]/w3timages/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    I guess the closest I ever came to that was in high school... programming in Basic... 300 lines of code to have my name repeat 20 times in red. [img]/w3timages/icons/doh.gif[/img][img]/w3timages/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
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    Re: Reverse Video

    Gary, my friend,

    Two words in reverse video are quite sufficient for anyone to get the concept of selected text in print -- I hope. If not, I better stick to programming and leave the training documents to somebody else.[img]/w3timages/icons/tonguea.gif[/img]

    Hey, I have an idea. Let's see if we can make this the longest thread in the forum. On and on about reverse video until new users from every walk of life log in to see what we're up to. Then Arlo Guthrie will chime in and take excepts from this very thread producing a rhythmical sequel to Alice's Restaurant with lines and arrows and paragraph after paragraph explaining each previous paragraph as we wait patiently for the chorus to come around once again so we can all sing along.[img]/w3timages/icons/tonguea.gif[/img] If you don't recall Mr. Guthrie's musical tome, do a little Napster research and report back.[img]/w3timages/icons/tonguea.gif[/img]
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    Re: Reverse Video

    p.s. I'm only kidding.
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    Re: Reverse Video

    I'm not THAT young! Alice's Restaurant (in four part harmony) is one of THE classics! Now we better quit it before Officer Obie [img]/w3timages/icons/oink.gif[/img] sees us and makes us pick up all this garbage [img]/w3timages/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]/w3timages/icons/clown.gif[/img]
    ...you can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant Da da da da da da da dum...
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    Re: Reverse Video

    ... or send us to the Group W bench! (camoflage fatigue emoticon)

    Walk right in it's around the back, just a 1/2 mile from the railroad track. You can get....
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    Re: Reverse Video

    I still think Eileen should allow embedded sounds (at least 5 second wavs and 60 second midis) in posts.
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    Re: Reverse Video

    Kevin,

    That picture of you is like my reaaction to the way this thread has blown up...

    And I certainly am showing my mainframe roots.

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