Shading inside a heading

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    I'm using Heading 2 in this document, but it has two shadings. The light blue shading I want, but the background of the font has a gray shading, as can be observed in the Modify style window. I can't seem to find where that is defined. I want to get rid of that gray background. Untitled.png
     
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    Welcome to the forum :)

    Click on that Format button (bottom left) and select Borders. Then click on the Shading tab, and select No Colour from the Fill section.
     
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    I tried that, but as you can see the light blue fill is assigned there. There appears to be a background gray fill for just the font portion, which I don't know where it is defined. The "Apply to" only has "Paragraph" available. I've tried several other fonts as well.

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    You haven't chosen the 'No fill' option from the 'Fill' dropdown.
     
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    I want the light blue fill as a background. The gray seems to only apply to where the letters are. I need to somehow make that gray be clear. If you look at the box I drew around the pattern designation. I says "Gray". I don't know where that is defined.
     
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    It appears someone has defined the text shading as grey. You can use the same dialogue to edit that - simply select 'Text' from the 'Apply to' dropdown, then choose whatever shading (or not) you want.
     
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    Where can I find the "Apply to" drop down. I also tried highlighting the text itself, right clicking and selecting "Font." nothing there either. BTW, that window doesn't show any gray background.
     
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    It's displayed on the image in your second post...
     
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    I only get a "Paragraph" option.
     

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    It would appear, then, that the text shading has not be applied as part of the Style definition dialogue. An alternative way of achieving the same end is to reformat a Heading 2 paragraph with the desired attributes via the Borders & Shading button on the Ribbon's Home tab, then right-click on the paragraph and choose Styles>Update Heading 2 to match selection.
     
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    Sounds good. Thanks.
     
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