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inanna
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:55 am    Post subject: Fill-color icon options in Word suddenly grayed out
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After a reboot this morning, the pull-down menu for the fill-color icon in
Word that I use to color noncontiguous cells in tables suddenly shows only
blank boxes. I've tried customizing the drawing tab to drop that one and
insert a fresh one, but the same thing keeps happening. I've even tried doing
a system restore to a couple of days ago when it last worked. No luck. Any
ideas?
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Stefan Blom
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Fill-color icon options in Word suddenly grayed out [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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See if http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/MissingMenusEtc.htm helps.

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"inanna" wrote in message

> After a reboot this morning, the pull-down menu for the fill-color
icon in
> Word that I use to color noncontiguous cells in tables suddenly
shows only
> blank boxes. I've tried customizing the drawing tab to drop that one
and
> insert a fresh one, but the same thing keeps happening. I've even
tried doing
> a system restore to a couple of days ago when it last worked. No
luck. Any
> ideas?
> --
> inanna
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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:46 am    Post subject: Re: Fill-color icon options in Word suddenly grayed out [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Note that there are two buttons with the same paint-bucket icon. The Fill
Color button (on the Drawing toolbar) applies only to AutoShapes (including
text boxes) and will not show any color selections unless an AutoShape is
selected. The Shading Color button (on the Tables and Borders toolbar) can
be used for text and table cells (or you can use Format | Borders and
Shading).

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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"inanna" wrote in message

> After a reboot this morning, the pull-down menu for the fill-color icon in
> Word that I use to color noncontiguous cells in tables suddenly shows only
> blank boxes. I've tried customizing the drawing tab to drop that one and
> insert a fresh one, but the same thing keeps happening. I've even tried
doing
> a system restore to a couple of days ago when it last worked. No luck. Any
> ideas?
> --
> inanna
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inanna
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Fill-color icon options in Word suddenly grayed out [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Stefan, Your suggestion solves some other problems, but not this simpler one.

Suzanne, pointing me to Tables and Borders took care of my current nuisance.

Thanks to you both.

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inanna


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> Note that there are two buttons with the same paint-bucket icon. The Fill
> Color button (on the Drawing toolbar) applies only to AutoShapes (including
> text boxes) and will not show any color selections unless an AutoShape is
> selected. The Shading Color button (on the Tables and Borders toolbar) can
> be used for text and table cells (or you can use Format | Borders and
> Shading).
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
> all may benefit.
>
> "inanna" wrote in message
>
> > After a reboot this morning, the pull-down menu for the fill-color icon in
> > Word that I use to color noncontiguous cells in tables suddenly shows only
> > blank boxes. I've tried customizing the drawing tab to drop that one and
> > insert a fresh one, but the same thing keeps happening. I've even tried
> doing
> > a system restore to a couple of days ago when it last worked. No luck. Any
> > ideas?
> > --
> > inanna
>
>
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