WD2000: Text Not Visible, Even When Selected

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Text in a document is not discernible from the background, even when the text is selected (highlighted). When the text is selected, you see large blocks of highlighted text, but you are unable to see the text.


This behavior occurs when the text is formatted with the same color as the page background color.


In order to view the text in the document, the text color must differ from the page background color. To change the text color, follow these steps:

  1. Select the text.
  2. On the Format menu, click Font.
  3. Click the Font tab. Under Font color, select Automatic or any color other than the current page background color.


Article ID: 211461 - Last Review: February 21, 2014 - Revision: 1.0
  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
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