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Unread 26-06-2008, 12:57 AM   #1
Eric
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Can't remove highlighting

Something's wrong with my Highlight button.

I've got yellow highlighting on a section of text. I select the text and
click "Highlight (No Highlight)". Nothing happens - it's still yellow.

I can change the highlighting to other colors. But I can't remove it.

Any suggestions?
 
Unread 26-06-2008, 12:59 AM   #2
CyberTaz
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Re: Can't remove highlighting

Are you sure it's Highlighting & not Paragraph Shading?

If that isn't the solution you'll have to indicate what version of Word &
Windows as well as any other details about the document that may be helpful.

Regards |:>)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac



On 6/21/08 12:37 PM, in article
CE6988F5-DD54-448A-8CCD-22A1973CA565@microsoft.com, "Eric"
<Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> Something's wrong with my Highlight button.
>
> I've got yellow highlighting on a section of text. I select the text and
> click "Highlight (No Highlight)". Nothing happens - it's still yellow.
>
> I can change the highlighting to other colors. But I can't remove it.
>
> Any suggestions?


 
Unread 26-06-2008, 01:00 AM   #3
Eric
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Re: Can't remove highlighting

Sorry - I forgot to say it's Word 2003.

The button on the toolbar has an "ab" and a swoosh on it, and when I put the
mouse button over it, it reads "Highlight (No Highlight)". That's what I
called "highlighting".

There's nothing special about the document, as far as I know.

When I display the Reveal Formatting Pane, it shows "Shading: Pattern: Clear
(Yellow)".

I can remove the yellow with Format / Borders and Shading. I can also remove
the yellow highlight with Clear Formatting on the Styles and Formatting pane.
However, I've always been able to use the "highlight" button to remove the
shading, and now I can't.

Thanks for any help you can offer.


"CyberTaz" wrote:

> Are you sure it's Highlighting & not Paragraph Shading?
>
> If that isn't the solution you'll have to indicate what version of Word &
> Windows as well as any other details about the document that may be helpful.
>
> Regards |:>)
> Bob Jones
> [MVP] Office:Mac
>
>
>
> On 6/21/08 12:37 PM, in article
> CE6988F5-DD54-448A-8CCD-22A1973CA565@microsoft.com, "Eric"
> <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> > Something's wrong with my Highlight button.
> >
> > I've got yellow highlighting on a section of text. I select the text and
> > click "Highlight (No Highlight)". Nothing happens - it's still yellow.
> >
> > I can change the highlighting to other colors. But I can't remove it.
> >
> > Any suggestions?

>
>

 
Unread 26-06-2008, 01:01 AM   #4
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Re: Can't remove highlighting

There is a difference between Highlighting and Shading. What you're dealing
with here is shading, and it cannot be removed by setting the Highlight to
None.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C2240094-4921-4093-A8CA-AF09723094C3@microsoft.com...
> Sorry - I forgot to say it's Word 2003.
>
> The button on the toolbar has an "ab" and a swoosh on it, and when I put
> the
> mouse button over it, it reads "Highlight (No Highlight)". That's what I
> called "highlighting".
>
> There's nothing special about the document, as far as I know.
>
> When I display the Reveal Formatting Pane, it shows "Shading: Pattern:
> Clear
> (Yellow)".
>
> I can remove the yellow with Format / Borders and Shading. I can also
> remove
> the yellow highlight with Clear Formatting on the Styles and Formatting
> pane.
> However, I've always been able to use the "highlight" button to remove the
> shading, and now I can't.
>
> Thanks for any help you can offer.
>
>
> "CyberTaz" wrote:
>
>> Are you sure it's Highlighting & not Paragraph Shading?
>>
>> If that isn't the solution you'll have to indicate what version of Word &
>> Windows as well as any other details about the document that may be
>> helpful.
>>
>> Regards |:>)
>> Bob Jones
>> [MVP] Office:Mac
>>
>>
>>
>> On 6/21/08 12:37 PM, in article
>> CE6988F5-DD54-448A-8CCD-22A1973CA565@microsoft.com, "Eric"
>> <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>> > Something's wrong with my Highlight button.
>> >
>> > I've got yellow highlighting on a section of text. I select the text
>> > and
>> > click "Highlight (No Highlight)". Nothing happens - it's still yellow.
>> >
>> > I can change the highlighting to other colors. But I can't remove it.
>> >
>> > Any suggestions?

>>
>>

>



 
Unread 26-06-2008, 01:01 AM   #5
Eric
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Re: Can't remove highlighting

Thanks. I've never understood that very well.

I thought I originally applied the yellow highlighting using the Highlight
button, but I may be wrong.

Is there any way to access highlighting except by that button? As far as I
can tell, it's not part of font formatting.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> There is a difference between Highlighting and Shading. What you're dealing
> with here is shading, and it cannot be removed by setting the Highlight to
> None.
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>
> "Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C2240094-4921-4093-A8CA-AF09723094C3@microsoft.com...
> > Sorry - I forgot to say it's Word 2003.
> >
> > The button on the toolbar has an "ab" and a swoosh on it, and when I put
> > the
> > mouse button over it, it reads "Highlight (No Highlight)". That's what I
> > called "highlighting".
> >
> > There's nothing special about the document, as far as I know.
> >
> > When I display the Reveal Formatting Pane, it shows "Shading: Pattern:
> > Clear
> > (Yellow)".
> >
> > I can remove the yellow with Format / Borders and Shading. I can also
> > remove
> > the yellow highlight with Clear Formatting on the Styles and Formatting
> > pane.
> > However, I've always been able to use the "highlight" button to remove the
> > shading, and now I can't.
> >
> > Thanks for any help you can offer.
> >
> >
> > "CyberTaz" wrote:
> >
> >> Are you sure it's Highlighting & not Paragraph Shading?
> >>
> >> If that isn't the solution you'll have to indicate what version of Word &
> >> Windows as well as any other details about the document that may be
> >> helpful.
> >>
> >> Regards |:>)
> >> Bob Jones
> >> [MVP] Office:Mac
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On 6/21/08 12:37 PM, in article
> >> CE6988F5-DD54-448A-8CCD-22A1973CA565@microsoft.com, "Eric"
> >> <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> > Something's wrong with my Highlight button.
> >> >
> >> > I've got yellow highlighting on a section of text. I select the text
> >> > and
> >> > click "Highlight (No Highlight)". Nothing happens - it's still yellow.
> >> >
> >> > I can change the highlighting to other colors. But I can't remove it.
> >> >
> >> > Any suggestions?
> >>
> >>

> >

>
>
>

 
Unread 26-06-2008, 01:02 AM   #6
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Re: Can't remove highlighting

At some points I think Highlight may have been on the Format menu. It is
possible to apply shading to text using the Shading Color (paint bucket)
button on the Tables and Borders toolbar, so it's conceivable the shading
was applied that way.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CE29AF7F-28A2-4193-9B00-85E0F0FE3685@microsoft.com...
> Thanks. I've never understood that very well.
>
> I thought I originally applied the yellow highlighting using the Highlight
> button, but I may be wrong.
>
> Is there any way to access highlighting except by that button? As far as I
> can tell, it's not part of font formatting.
>
> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
>
>> There is a difference between Highlighting and Shading. What you're
>> dealing
>> with here is shading, and it cannot be removed by setting the Highlight
>> to
>> None.
>>
>> --
>> Suzanne S. Barnhill
>> Microsoft MVP (Word)
>> Words into Type
>> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>>
>> "Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:C2240094-4921-4093-A8CA-AF09723094C3@microsoft.com...
>> > Sorry - I forgot to say it's Word 2003.
>> >
>> > The button on the toolbar has an "ab" and a swoosh on it, and when I
>> > put
>> > the
>> > mouse button over it, it reads "Highlight (No Highlight)". That's what
>> > I
>> > called "highlighting".
>> >
>> > There's nothing special about the document, as far as I know.
>> >
>> > When I display the Reveal Formatting Pane, it shows "Shading: Pattern:
>> > Clear
>> > (Yellow)".
>> >
>> > I can remove the yellow with Format / Borders and Shading. I can also
>> > remove
>> > the yellow highlight with Clear Formatting on the Styles and Formatting
>> > pane.
>> > However, I've always been able to use the "highlight" button to remove
>> > the
>> > shading, and now I can't.
>> >
>> > Thanks for any help you can offer.
>> >
>> >
>> > "CyberTaz" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Are you sure it's Highlighting & not Paragraph Shading?
>> >>
>> >> If that isn't the solution you'll have to indicate what version of
>> >> Word &
>> >> Windows as well as any other details about the document that may be
>> >> helpful.
>> >>
>> >> Regards |:>)
>> >> Bob Jones
>> >> [MVP] Office:Mac
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On 6/21/08 12:37 PM, in article
>> >> CE6988F5-DD54-448A-8CCD-22A1973CA565@microsoft.com, "Eric"
>> >> <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > Something's wrong with my Highlight button.
>> >> >
>> >> > I've got yellow highlighting on a section of text. I select the text
>> >> > and
>> >> > click "Highlight (No Highlight)". Nothing happens - it's still
>> >> > yellow.
>> >> >
>> >> > I can change the highlighting to other colors. But I can't remove
>> >> > it.
>> >> >
>> >> > Any suggestions?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >

>>
>>
>>



 
Unread 26-06-2008, 01:03 AM   #7
PamC via OfficeKB.com
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Re: Can't remove highlighting

Both highlighting and shading can be cleared by hitting Ctrl+spacebar. Though
you have to be careful that you are not also clearing manual formatting that
you want.

The ability to shade text is new to W2003, I think. So this is kind of a new
problem. I first encountered it when the macro I recorded to highlight text,
shaded it instead.

PamC



Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
>At some points I think Highlight may have been on the Format menu. It is
>possible to apply shading to text using the Shading Color (paint bucket)
>button on the Tables and Borders toolbar, so it's conceivable the shading
>was applied that way.
>
>> Thanks. I've never understood that very well.
>>

>[quoted text clipped - 60 lines]
>>> >> >
>>> >> > Any suggestions?


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Unread 26-06-2008, 01:03 AM   #8
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Re: Can't remove highlighting

I can't imagine that it's new to Word 2003, but I haven't used it, so I
can't swear it was present in earlier versions. Certainly the ability to
apply a border to selected text goes back farther than that.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"PamC via OfficeKB.com" <u43222@uwe> wrote in message
news:8606b8ceae568@uwe...
> Both highlighting and shading can be cleared by hitting Ctrl+spacebar.
> Though
> you have to be careful that you are not also clearing manual formatting
> that
> you want.
>
> The ability to shade text is new to W2003, I think. So this is kind of a
> new
> problem. I first encountered it when the macro I recorded to highlight
> text,
> shaded it instead.
>
> PamC
>
>
>
> Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
>>At some points I think Highlight may have been on the Format menu. It is
>>possible to apply shading to text using the Shading Color (paint bucket)
>>button on the Tables and Borders toolbar, so it's conceivable the shading
>>was applied that way.
>>
>>> Thanks. I've never understood that very well.
>>>

>>[quoted text clipped - 60 lines]
>>>> >> >
>>>> >> > Any suggestions?

>
> --
> Message posted via OfficeKB.com
> http://www.officekb.com/Uwe/Forums.a...ement/200806/1
>
>



 
Unread 26-06-2008, 01:03 AM   #9
PamC via OfficeKB.com
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Re: Can't remove highlighting

We've been able to shade whole paragraphs for quite a while, but not just a
word of two of of text. that is pretty new.

Pam

PamC wrote:
>Both highlighting and shading can be cleared by hitting Ctrl+spacebar. Though
>you have to be careful that you are not also clearing manual formatting that
>you want.
>
>The ability to shade text is new to W2003, I think. So this is kind of a new
>problem. I first encountered it when the macro I recorded to highlight text,
>shaded it instead.
>
>PamC
>
>>At some points I think Highlight may have been on the Format menu. It is
>>possible to apply shading to text using the Shading Color (paint bucket)

>[quoted text clipped - 6 lines]
>>>> >> >
>>>> >> > Any suggestions?


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