Table Background Turns Blue

Discussion in 'Word Tables' started by customshopkv1, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. All of a sudden all my tables in a document will turn blue in the background
    and I have to scrap the document. What gives?
     
    customshopkv1, Apr 8, 2008
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  2. What version of Word are you using and what are the steps you're following when this occurs.

    ==========
    <<"customshopkv1" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    All of a sudden all my tables in a document will turn blue in the background
    and I have to scrap the document. What gives?>>
    --

    Bob Buckland ?:)
    MS Office System Products MVP

    *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*
     
    Bob Buckland ?:-\), Apr 10, 2008
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  3. customshopkv1

    LynneC Guest

    I am seeing my text turn blue as I type in a table in Word 2007. It darkens
    to very dark blue so you cannot see what you're typing! Does not make sense.
    Is there a way to change this?
    Thank you
    -LynneC

    "Bob Buckland ?:)" wrote:

    > What version of Word are you using and what are the steps you're following when this occurs.
    >
    > ==========
    > <<"customshopkv1" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > All of a sudden all my tables in a document will turn blue in the background
    > and I have to scrap the document. What gives?>>
    > --
    >
    > Bob Buckland ?:)
    > MS Office System Products MVP
    >
    > *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*
    >
    >
    >
     
    LynneC, Apr 10, 2008
    #3
  4. customshopkv1

    Gorilla Guest

    We are having this issue too. We have seen numerous posts on the Internet of
    others with the same issue but no fix. We've tried using a new normal.dot
    template in case our original one is fault (along with a range of other
    attempted fixes) - however nothing solves this problem.

    Is this a bug in Microsoft Word 2007?


    "LynneC" wrote:

    > I am seeing my text turn blue as I type in a table in Word 2007. It darkens
    > to very dark blue so you cannot see what you're typing! Does not make sense.
    > Is there a way to change this?
    > Thank you
    > -LynneC
    >
    > "Bob Buckland ?:)" wrote:
    >
    > > What version of Word are you using and what are the steps you're following when this occurs.
    > >
    > > ==========
    > > <<"customshopkv1" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > All of a sudden all my tables in a document will turn blue in the background
    > > and I have to scrap the document. What gives?>>
    > > --
    > >
    > > Bob Buckland ?:)
    > > MS Office System Products MVP
    > >
    > > *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*
    > >
    > >
    > >
     
    Gorilla, Apr 24, 2008
    #4
  5. This problem appears to be caused by the display driver, especially when
    running under Vista. Check the website of the manufacturer of your display
    card for updated drivers.

    --
    Hope this helps.

    Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
    services on a paid consulting basis.

    Doug Robbins - Word MVP

    "Gorilla" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > We are having this issue too. We have seen numerous posts on the Internet
    > of
    > others with the same issue but no fix. We've tried using a new normal.dot
    > template in case our original one is fault (along with a range of other
    > attempted fixes) - however nothing solves this problem.
    >
    > Is this a bug in Microsoft Word 2007?
    >
    >
    > "LynneC" wrote:
    >
    >> I am seeing my text turn blue as I type in a table in Word 2007. It
    >> darkens
    >> to very dark blue so you cannot see what you're typing! Does not make
    >> sense.
    >> Is there a way to change this?
    >> Thank you
    >> -LynneC
    >>
    >> "Bob Buckland ?:)" wrote:
    >>
    >> > What version of Word are you using and what are the steps you're
    >> > following when this occurs.
    >> >
    >> > ==========
    >> > <<"customshopkv1" <> wrote in
    >> > message
    >> > news:...
    >> > All of a sudden all my tables in a document will turn blue in the
    >> > background
    >> > and I have to scrap the document. What gives?>>
    >> > --
    >> >
    >> > Bob Buckland ?:)
    >> > MS Office System Products MVP
    >> >
    >> > *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
     
    Doug Robbins - Word MVP, Apr 24, 2008
    #5
  6. customshopkv1

    Gorilla Guest

    Thanks for your suggestion, however this issue appears both via Remote
    Desktop and on the local PC's screen which would indicate it's not driver
    related. Also, the PC having the fault runs Windows XP rather than Vista (and
    it has a signed driver, and is patched right up to date).

    Also, if we have open the document on completly computers we can replicate
    the issue (on either XP or Vista). The issue occurs on the other computer
    just for that file however, and not for new documents (unlike on the PC with
    the issue where I understand it happens with any file).

    How can we escalate this issue to get this bug fixed. How do we work around
    it in the meantime?

    "Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

    > This problem appears to be caused by the display driver, especially when
    > running under Vista. Check the website of the manufacturer of your display
    > card for updated drivers.
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps.
    >
    > Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
    > services on a paid consulting basis.
    >
    > Doug Robbins - Word MVP
    >
    > "Gorilla" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > We are having this issue too. We have seen numerous posts on the Internet
    > > of
    > > others with the same issue but no fix. We've tried using a new normal.dot
    > > template in case our original one is fault (along with a range of other
    > > attempted fixes) - however nothing solves this problem.
    > >
    > > Is this a bug in Microsoft Word 2007?
    > >
    > >
    > > "LynneC" wrote:
    > >
    > >> I am seeing my text turn blue as I type in a table in Word 2007. It
    > >> darkens
    > >> to very dark blue so you cannot see what you're typing! Does not make
    > >> sense.
    > >> Is there a way to change this?
    > >> Thank you
    > >> -LynneC
    > >>
    > >> "Bob Buckland ?:)" wrote:
    > >>
    > >> > What version of Word are you using and what are the steps you're
    > >> > following when this occurs.
    > >> >
    > >> > ==========
    > >> > <<"customshopkv1" <> wrote in
    > >> > message
    > >> > news:...
    > >> > All of a sudden all my tables in a document will turn blue in the
    > >> > background
    > >> > and I have to scrap the document. What gives?>>
    > >> > --
    > >> >
    > >> > Bob Buckland ?:)
    > >> > MS Office System Products MVP
    > >> >
    > >> > *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >

    >
    >
    >
     
    Gorilla, Apr 24, 2008
    #6
  7. Hi Gorilla,

    What are the steps to replicate it?

    If it happens only in specific documents can you provide a link to a problem document and or screen shots?

    ============
    <<"Gorilla" <> wrote in message news:...
    Thanks for your suggestion, however this issue appears both via Remote
    Desktop and on the local PC's screen which would indicate it's not driver
    related. Also, the PC having the fault runs Windows XP rather than Vista (and
    it has a signed driver, and is patched right up to date).

    Also, if we have open the document on completly computers we can replicate
    the issue (on either XP or Vista). The issue occurs on the other computer
    just for that file however, and not for new documents (unlike on the PC with
    the issue where I understand it happens with any file).

    How can we escalate this issue to get this bug fixed. How do we work around
    it in the meantime? >>
    --

    Bob Buckland ?:)
    MS Office System Products MVP

    *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*
     
    Bob Buckland ?:-\), Apr 26, 2008
    #7
  8. customshopkv1

    Guest

    The problems appears to be a bug that automatically updated the
    paragraph style for the table text to have a shading of blue. The
    shade applies to the paragraph style not the table style. I was able
    to fix my situation where I had white text on a blue background in
    Word 2003. Here are the steps I followed.

    1) Menu select: Format > Styles and Formatting

    This should bring up the list of Styles and Formats in use.

    2) Select your table text.

    You should see the style in effect in the Styles and Formats window at
    the top. The text at the top should have the same formatting as what
    you selected, in my case it had a blue background.

    3) Right mouse click the Style at the top of the Styles and Formats
    window and select Modify Style from the menu.

    4) In the Modify Style dialog screen click the Format button down at
    the lower left corner.

    5) Select Border from the drop down menu.

    Borders and Shading dialog appears.

    6) Select the Shading tab and clear the shading in effect.

    7) Click OK > OK

    And you should see removal of shading applied to all text using that
    style. In my case much of whats in my tables.

    Hope this helps.

    M



    On Apr 24, 1:25 am, Gorilla <> wrote:
    > Thanks for your suggestion, however this issue appears both via Remote
    > Desktop and on the local PC's screen which would indicate it's not driver
    > related. Also, the PC having the fault runs Windows XP rather than Vista (and
    > it has a signed driver, and is patched right up to date).
    >
    > Also, if we have open the document on completly computers we can replicate
    > the issue (on either XP or Vista). The issue occurs on the other computer
    > just for that file however, and not for new documents (unlike on the PC with
    > the issue where I understand it happens with any file).
    >
    > How can we escalate this issue to get this bug fixed. How do we work around
    > it in the meantime?
    >
    > "Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:
    >
    > > This problem appears to be caused by the display driver, especially when
    > > running under Vista. Check the website of the manufacturer of your display
    > > card for updated drivers.

    >
    > > --
    > > Hope this helps.

    >
    > > Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
    > > services on a paid consulting basis.

    >
    > > Doug Robbins - Word MVP

    >
    > > "Gorilla" <> wrote in message
    > >news:...
    > > > We are having this issue too. We have seen numerous posts on the Internet
    > > > of
    > > > others with the same issue but no fix. We've tried using a new normal.dot
    > > > template in case our original one is fault (along with a range of other
    > > > attempted fixes) - however nothing solves this problem.

    >
    > > > Is this a bug in Microsoft Word 2007?

    >
    > > > "LynneC" wrote:

    >
    > > >> I am seeing my text turnblueas I type in atablein Word 2007. It
    > > >> darkens
    > > >> to very darkblueso you cannot see what you're typing! Does not make
    > > >> sense.
    > > >> Is there a way to change this?
    > > >> Thank you
    > > >> -LynneC

    >
    > > >> "Bob Buckland ?:)" wrote:

    >
    > > >> > What version of Word are you using and what are the steps you're
    > > >> > following when this occurs.

    >
    > > >> > ==========
    > > >> > <<"customshopkv1" <> wrote in
    > > >> > message
    > > >> >news:...
    > > >> > All of a sudden all my tables in a document will turnbluein the
    > > >> > background
    > > >> > and I have to scrap the document. What gives?>>
    > > >> > --

    >
    > > >> > Bob Buckland ?:)
    > > >> > MS Office System Products MVP

    >
    > > >> > *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*
     
    , Apr 29, 2008
    #8
  9. customshopkv1

    Guest

    Follow Up:

    So, the problem came back, and my last solution was only a temporary
    one, because the Document Map style is persistent, and according to
    word it is not in use anywhere in the document. This style is
    apparently used by the Document Map feature in Word to format the text
    in the map. Somehow it got applied to my document and polluted it. I
    did find a better way to get rid of it. I saved the document as a
    Word 2007 docx file. This removed the style. I have Word 2003, so
    hopefully switching between the two 2003 doc and docx will help me
    manage this problem.

    Hope this helps.

    M


    On Apr 29, 1:12 pm, wrote:
    > The problems appears to be a bug that automatically updated the
    > paragraph style for the table text to have a shading of blue. The
    > shade applies to the paragraph style not the table style. I was able
    > to fix my situation where I had white text on a blue background in
    > Word 2003. Here are the steps I followed.
    >
    > 1) Menu select: Format > Styles and Formatting
    >
    > This should bring up the list of Styles and Formats in use.
    >
    > 2) Select your table text.
    >
    > You should see the style in effect in the Styles and Formats window at
    > the top. The text at the top should have the same formatting as what
    > you selected, in my case it had a blue background.
    >
    > 3) Right mouse click the Style at the top of the Styles and Formats
    > window and select Modify Style from the menu.
    >
    > 4) In the Modify Style dialog screen click the Format button down at
    > the lower left corner.
    >
    > 5) Select Border from the drop down menu.
    >
    > Borders and Shading dialog appears.
    >
    > 6) Select the Shading tab and clear the shading in effect.
    >
    > 7) Click OK > OK
    >
    > And you should see removal of shading applied to all text using that
    > style. In my case much of whats in my tables.
    >
    > Hope this helps.
    >
    > M
    >
    > On Apr 24, 1:25 am, Gorilla <> wrote:
    >
    > > Thanks for your suggestion, however this issue appears both via Remote
    > > Desktop and on the local PC's screen which would indicate it's not driver
    > > related. Also, the PC having the fault runs Windows XP rather than Vista (and
    > > it has a signed driver, and is patched right up to date).

    >
    > > Also, if we have open the document on completly computers we can replicate
    > > the issue (on either XP or Vista). The issue occurs on the other computer
    > > just for that file however, and not for new documents (unlike on the PC with
    > > the issue where I understand it happens with any file).

    >
    > > How can we escalate this issue to get this bug fixed. How do we work around
    > > it in the meantime?

    >
    > > "Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

    >
    > > > This problem appears to be caused by the display driver, especially when
    > > > running under Vista. Check the website of the manufacturer of your display
    > > > card for updated drivers.

    >
    > > > --
    > > > Hope this helps.

    >
    > > > Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
    > > > services on a paid consulting basis.

    >
    > > > Doug Robbins - Word MVP

    >
    > > > "Gorilla" <> wrote in message
    > > >news:...
    > > > > We are having this issue too. We have seen numerous posts on the Internet
    > > > > of
    > > > > others with the same issue but no fix. We've tried using a new normal.dot
    > > > > template in case our original one is fault (along with a range of other
    > > > > attempted fixes) - however nothing solves this problem.

    >
    > > > > Is this a bug in Microsoft Word 2007?

    >
    > > > > "LynneC" wrote:

    >
    > > > >> I am seeing my text turnblueas I type in atablein Word 2007. It
    > > > >> darkens
    > > > >> to very darkblueso you cannot see what you're typing! Does not make
    > > > >> sense.
    > > > >> Is there a way to change this?
    > > > >> Thank you
    > > > >> -LynneC

    >
    > > > >> "Bob Buckland ?:)" wrote:

    >
    > > > >> > What version of Word are you using and what are the steps you're
    > > > >> > following when this occurs.

    >
    > > > >> > ==========
    > > > >> > <<"customshopkv1" <> wrote in
    > > > >> > message
    > > > >> >news:...
    > > > >> > All of a sudden all my tables in a document will turnbluein the
    > > > >> > background
    > > > >> > and I have to scrap the document. What gives?>>
    > > > >> > --

    >
    > > > >> > Bob Buckland ?:)
    > > > >> > MS Office System Products MVP

    >
    > > > >> > *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*
     
    , Apr 29, 2008
    #9
  10. customshopkv1

    Guest

    Do we have a fix for this? Otherwise I am going to have to go back to
    WORD 2000.
     
    , May 18, 2008
    #10
  11. customshopkv1

    Renee Guest

    HI there. Have you had any luck in rectifying this problem? I've got the
    same issue. thanks!
    --
    Renee


    "customshopkv1" wrote:

    > All of a sudden all my tables in a document will turn blue in the background
    > and I have to scrap the document. What gives?
     
    Renee, Jun 13, 2008
    #11
  12. customshopkv1

    Guest

    On Tuesday, 8 April 2008 22:54:03 UTC+1, customshopkv1 wrote:
    > All of a sudden all my tables in a document will turn blue in the background
    > and I have to scrap the document. What gives?


    I know this is a few years later, but I have just had a similar issue. I was copying tables from one part of a single document to another part and when I pasted the tables, the background went blue. I searched and none of thesuggestions worked. I just happened to be in "Track changes" mode and right-clicked on the text in one of the tables. I accepted the change and the blue background DISAPPEARED! WOOT!
     
    , Jan 27, 2014
    #12
  13. customshopkv1

    Guest

    On Monday, January 27, 2014 2:53:02 AM UTC-8, wrote:
    > On Tuesday, 8 April 2008 22:54:03 UTC+1, customshopkv1 wrote:
    >
    > > All of a sudden all my tables in a document will turn blue in the background

    >
    > > and I have to scrap the document. What gives?

    >
    >
    >
    > I know this is a few years later, but I have just had a similar issue. I was copying tables from one part of a single document to another part and when I pasted the tables, the background went blue. I searched and none of the suggestions worked. I just happened to be in "Track changes" mode and right-clicked on the text in one of the tables. I accepted the change and theblue background DISAPPEARED! WOOT!


    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! I've been dealing with that stupid problem for the longest time, but your post got me where I needed to go. Under "change tracking options" there was actually a section for "table cell highlighting" and it was set to light blue. I turned it white and voila!
     
    , Mar 12, 2014
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