Print white text as black?


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mfseeker

My wife has eye problems such that she prefers white text on a medium blue
background. When documents are composed this way in Word 2007, is there any
way of causing the white text to be printed as black without converting the
text from white to black in the document? (We are using Canon iP5200
printers.)
 
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Robert M. Franz (RMF)

Hi mf
My wife has eye problems such that she prefers white text on a medium blue
background. When documents are composed this way in Word 2007, is there any
way of causing the white text to be printed as black without converting the
text from white to black in the document? (We are using Canon iP5200
printers.)

Hmm, to end up with black text on medium blue background -- that's
probably not what you want?

Oh, or do you mean a real background that's not printed anyway? Then I'd
try using a very light gray instead of pure white text color, and set
your printer to print all colors as black.

HTH
Robert
 
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mfseeker

Thanks for the response, Robert.

I have figured out an answer that works. Apparently, in both Word 2003 and
Word 2007, if you select the text color "Automatic," the displayed text will
automatically change from black to white when the page color is set "dark
enough." Text that is displayed white in this way will print as black on
white. I still cannot get quite as light a blue background as I would like,
but I have found some blues that my wife is happy with.

As an aside, I spent a good hour trying to find documentation of this
"Automatic" font color function. I searched Word Help, Google, Microsoft,
MSDN, all to no avail. All I could find were ways of changing the default
Automatic color. So I have no way of knowing whether a particular background
color will produce white or black text, other than experimentation.

Unfortunately, this has too often been my expeience with Microsoft. Their
documentation is extensive, but the information I need is frequently
inaccessible.

Stan
 
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Robert M. Franz (RMF)

Hi Stan
As an aside, I spent a good hour trying to find documentation of this
"Automatic" font color function. I searched Word Help, Google, Microsoft,
MSDN, all to no avail. All I could find were ways of changing the default
Automatic color. So I have no way of knowing whether a particular background
color will produce white or black text, other than experimentation.

Boy, do I know _that_ feeling! ;-)

Unfortunately, this has too often been my expeience with Microsoft. Their
documentation is extensive, but the information I need is frequently
inaccessible.

Pretty accurate synopsis! :-(

Glad you found a way to sort this out, albeit manually ...
Robert
 

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