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Grey background in part of a text
Thread poster: xxxLia Fail
xxxLia Fail  Identity Verified
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Jun 25, 2005

Word 2000 Windows XP

I have some bits of text with a grey background, conclusions from a document already published in EN. So I want to copy and paste the original, then reproduce the grey background, but I can't figure out how it's done. It's not in a box or a table, just has a grey background.


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:53
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Polish to German
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First check please, if this grey background is printed Jun 25, 2005

To do so, simply switch to print preview mode. (Use the magnifying glas on your tool bar)

If no, then these are for sure fields and the grey background is activated to show you, that they are fields.
To switch this on/of go to Tools, Options, View and select/deselect this option for fields.

If this is not the case and you have just text on grey background, which should be printed, select (mark) the text, which should appear on grey background, and use either your table tool bar (symbol for filling) or go to Format, Frames and shadowing and chose proper option there.

And once again - if you don't see something or can't find it, ask Word for help. Due to language differencies between my and yours Word (and the lack of knowledge on my side, how your Word behaves, which tool bars and buttons you have) it is impossible to tell you all steps in step-by-step order. Thank you.


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Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
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Please follow these steps: Jun 26, 2005

1. Block the text you want to shade.

2. Go to Format, then Borders and Shading

3. Select the colour you want to apply to the paragraph from the colour palette shown.

4. Select Paragraph for Apply to:

5. Click OK.

And your para will have the shading you have chosen.

You can also remove the shading from a paragraph in the same way. Slect No fill in Step 3 above.

Hope this helps.

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