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suroora
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:56 am    Post subject: Can't remove highlight
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I can't remove the highlighting from certain sections in my word document -
I've tried selecting and highlighting all the text and then removing the
highlighting, but these sections stay yellow. Any suggestions?
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Lene Fredborg
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:06 am    Post subject: RE: Can't remove highlight [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Maybe the color has been applied as shading and not as highlight. Try whether
you can remove the color via Format > Borders and Shading > Shading tab.

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Lene Fredborg
DocTools - Denmark
www.thedoctools.com
Document automation - add-ins, macros and templates for Microsoft Word


"suroora" wrote:

> I can't remove the highlighting from certain sections in my word document -
> I've tried selecting and highlighting all the text and then removing the
> highlighting, but these sections stay yellow. Any suggestions?
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suroora
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:20 am    Post subject: RE: Can't remove highlight [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Thanks, Lene. That worked!

"Lene Fredborg" wrote:

> Maybe the color has been applied as shading and not as highlight. Try whether
> you can remove the color via Format > Borders and Shading > Shading tab.
>
> --
> Regards
> Lene Fredborg
> DocTools - Denmark
> www.thedoctools.com
> Document automation - add-ins, macros and templates for Microsoft Word
>
>
> "suroora" wrote:
>
> > I can't remove the highlighting from certain sections in my word document -
> > I've tried selecting and highlighting all the text and then removing the
> > highlighting, but these sections stay yellow. Any suggestions?
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Cubbie_Gal
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:36 pm    Post subject: RE: Can't remove highlight [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I have same problem. Tried clearning the shading and the highlighting and
neither works. My text still stays highlighted. When I "reveal formatting"
under the font section is stays "Shading: Clear (Yellow)". So I'm selecting
clear for shading but it's leaving it yellow anyway? I don't understand.
Does it have to do with the fact that it's a bulleted list? I'm just baffled.

"Inquiring Mind" wrote:

> I have the same problem but I've tried both of the options described below
> and can't seem to remove the highlighting. Any other suggestions?
> --
> Inquiring Minds need to know
>
>
> "suroora" wrote:
>
> > Thanks, Lene. That worked!
> >
> > "Lene Fredborg" wrote:
> >
> > > Maybe the color has been applied as shading and not as highlight. Try whether
> > > you can remove the color via Format > Borders and Shading > Shading tab.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Regards
> > > Lene Fredborg
> > > DocTools - Denmark
> > > www.thedoctools.com
> > > Document automation - add-ins, macros and templates for Microsoft Word
> > >
> > >
> > > "suroora" wrote:
> > >
> > > > I can't remove the highlighting from certain sections in my word document -
> > > > I've tried selecting and highlighting all the text and then removing the
> > > > highlighting, but these sections stay yellow. Any suggestions?
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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Since: Sep 26, 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Can't remove highlight [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Clear just means that there's no pattern. It also means that what you're
seeing is not highlighting (which you would remove by selecting None for
highlighting) but shading. Go to Format | Borders and Shading and choose No
Fill on the Shading tab.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Cubbie_Gal" wrote in message

>I have same problem. Tried clearning the shading and the highlighting and
> neither works. My text still stays highlighted. When I "reveal
> formatting"
> under the font section is stays "Shading: Clear (Yellow)". So I'm
> selecting
> clear for shading but it's leaving it yellow anyway? I don't understand.
> Does it have to do with the fact that it's a bulleted list? I'm just
> baffled.
>
> "Inquiring Mind" wrote:
>
>> I have the same problem but I've tried both of the options described
>> below
>> and can't seem to remove the highlighting. Any other suggestions?
>> --
>> Inquiring Minds need to know
>>
>>
>> "suroora" wrote:
>>
>> > Thanks, Lene. That worked!
>> >
>> > "Lene Fredborg" wrote:
>> >
>> > > Maybe the color has been applied as shading and not as highlight. Try
>> > > whether
>> > > you can remove the color via Format > Borders and Shading > Shading
>> > > tab.
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > Regards
>> > > Lene Fredborg
>> > > DocTools - Denmark
>> > > www.thedoctools.com
>> > > Document automation - add-ins, macros and templates for Microsoft
>> > > Word
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > "suroora" wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > I can't remove the highlighting from certain sections in my word
>> > > > document -
>> > > > I've tried selecting and highlighting all the text and then
>> > > > removing the
>> > > > highlighting, but these sections stay yellow. Any suggestions?
>
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CyberTaz
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Can't remove highlight [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Is it possible that the document has been Protected & that the Shading is an
attribute of a Style you don't have permission to modify?

Go to the Review Tab, click the Protect Document button & see what the Task
Pane has to say. You may be able to remove the Shading by applying a
different Style.

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HTH |:>)
Bob Jones
Office:Mac MVP

"Cubbie_Gal" wrote in message

>I have same problem. Tried clearning the shading and the highlighting and
> neither works. My text still stays highlighted. When I "reveal
> formatting"
> under the font section is stays "Shading: Clear (Yellow)". So I'm
> selecting
> clear for shading but it's leaving it yellow anyway? I don't understand.
> Does it have to do with the fact that it's a bulleted list? I'm just
> baffled.
>
> "Inquiring Mind" wrote:
>
>> I have the same problem but I've tried both of the options described
>> below
>> and can't seem to remove the highlighting. Any other suggestions?
>> --
>> Inquiring Minds need to know
>>
>>
>> "suroora" wrote:
>>
>> > Thanks, Lene. That worked!
>> >
>> > "Lene Fredborg" wrote:
>> >
>> > > Maybe the color has been applied as shading and not as highlight. Try
>> > > whether
>> > > you can remove the color via Format > Borders and Shading > Shading
>> > > tab.
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > Regards
>> > > Lene Fredborg
>> > > DocTools - Denmark
>> > > www.thedoctools.com
>> > > Document automation - add-ins, macros and templates for Microsoft
>> > > Word
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > "suroora" wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > I can't remove the highlighting from certain sections in my word
>> > > > document -
>> > > > I've tried selecting and highlighting all the text and then
>> > > > removing the
>> > > > highlighting, but these sections stay yellow. Any suggestions?
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Brandy
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Since: Oct 27, 2004
Posts: 14



PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:21 pm    Post subject: RE: Can't remove highlight [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I'm seeing the same problem... It's in a table, and any text that is entered
appears highlighted with yellow.

I've set "No Fill";
I've set "Shading" to "Clear";
Reveal Codes shows: Pattern: Clear (Yellow) -> Clear
There doesn't appear to be any document Protection in effect.

The entire table (3col x 17rows) has the same attributes.

I also tried: "Table Properties" | "Borders & Shading" |

It's also set to:

Fill: No Fill
Pattern: Clear
Apply to: Table




"Cubbie_Gal" wrote:

> I have same problem. Tried clearning the shading and the highlighting and
> neither works. My text still stays highlighted. When I "reveal formatting"
> under the font section is stays "Shading: Clear (Yellow)". So I'm selecting
> clear for shading but it's leaving it yellow anyway? I don't understand.
> Does it have to do with the fact that it's a bulleted list? I'm just baffled.
>
> "Inquiring Mind" wrote:
>
> > I have the same problem but I've tried both of the options described below
> > and can't seem to remove the highlighting. Any other suggestions?
> > --
> > Inquiring Minds need to know
> >
> >
> > "suroora" wrote:
> >
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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Since: Sep 26, 2003
Posts: 24483



PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Can't remove highlight [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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When you are on the Shading tab, make sure that you check the "Apply to"
settings. The shading may be applied to Text rather than Cell.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Brandy" wrote in message

> I'm seeing the same problem... It's in a table, and any text that is
> entered
> appears highlighted with yellow.
>
> I've set "No Fill";
> I've set "Shading" to "Clear";
> Reveal Codes shows: Pattern: Clear (Yellow) -> Clear
> There doesn't appear to be any document Protection in effect.
>
> The entire table (3col x 17rows) has the same attributes.
>
> I also tried: "Table Properties" | "Borders & Shading" |
>
> It's also set to:
>
> Fill: No Fill
> Pattern: Clear
> Apply to: Table
>
>
>
>
> "Cubbie_Gal" wrote:
>
>> I have same problem. Tried clearning the shading and the highlighting
>> and
>> neither works. My text still stays highlighted. When I "reveal
>> formatting"
>> under the font section is stays "Shading: Clear (Yellow)". So I'm
>> selecting
>> clear for shading but it's leaving it yellow anyway? I don't understand.
>> Does it have to do with the fact that it's a bulleted list? I'm just
>> baffled.
>>
>> "Inquiring Mind" wrote:
>>
>> > I have the same problem but I've tried both of the options described
>> > below
>> > and can't seem to remove the highlighting. Any other suggestions?
>> > --
>> > Inquiring Minds need to know
>> >
>> >
>> > "suroora" wrote:
>> >
>
>
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Brandy
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Posts: 14



PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Can't remove highlight [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I never was able to get rid of it manually. I tried "Apply to:
Table|Cell|etc." with no change.

I did, however, copy the text of the macro that someone created to get rid
of the problem and that worked. Now, if the logic of that macro could just
be available as a manual process.....

Thanks!



"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> When you are on the Shading tab, make sure that you check the "Apply to"
> settings. The shading may be applied to Text rather than Cell.
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> http://word.mvps.org
>
> "Brandy" wrote in message
>
> > I'm seeing the same problem... It's in a table, and any text that is
> > entered
> > appears highlighted with yellow.
> >
> > I've set "No Fill";
> > I've set "Shading" to "Clear";
> > Reveal Codes shows: Pattern: Clear (Yellow) -> Clear
> > There doesn't appear to be any document Protection in effect.
> >
> > The entire table (3col x 17rows) has the same attributes.
> >
> > I also tried: "Table Properties" | "Borders & Shading" |
> >
> > It's also set to:
> >
> > Fill: No Fill
> > Pattern: Clear
> > Apply to: Table
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "Cubbie_Gal" wrote:
> >
> >> I have same problem. Tried clearning the shading and the highlighting
> >> and
> >> neither works. My text still stays highlighted. When I "reveal
> >> formatting"
> >> under the font section is stays "Shading: Clear (Yellow)". So I'm
> >> selecting
> >> clear for shading but it's leaving it yellow anyway? I don't understand.
> >> Does it have to do with the fact that it's a bulleted list? I'm just
> >> baffled.
> >>
> >> "Inquiring Mind" wrote:
> >>
> >> > I have the same problem but I've tried both of the options described
> >> > below
> >> > and can't seem to remove the highlighting. Any other suggestions?
> >> > --
> >> > Inquiring Minds need to know
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "suroora" wrote:
> >> >
> >
> >
>
>
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Karen
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Since: Mar 07, 2006
Posts: 254



PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Can't remove highlight [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hello,

Are these suggestions you are providing for 97-2003? I'm using 2007 and
trying to highlight only the text in a numbered list and it highlights the
number also. Can you provide a solution for this?
Thanks

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> When you are on the Shading tab, make sure that you check the "Apply to"
> settings. The shading may be applied to Text rather than Cell.
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> http://word.mvps.org
>
> "Brandy" wrote in message
>
> > I'm seeing the same problem... It's in a table, and any text that is
> > entered
> > appears highlighted with yellow.
> >
> > I've set "No Fill";
> > I've set "Shading" to "Clear";
> > Reveal Codes shows: Pattern: Clear (Yellow) -> Clear
> > There doesn't appear to be any document Protection in effect.
> >
> > The entire table (3col x 17rows) has the same attributes.
> >
> > I also tried: "Table Properties" | "Borders & Shading" |
> >
> > It's also set to:
> >
> > Fill: No Fill
> > Pattern: Clear
> > Apply to: Table
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "Cubbie_Gal" wrote:
> >
> >> I have same problem. Tried clearning the shading and the highlighting
> >> and
> >> neither works. My text still stays highlighted. When I "reveal
> >> formatting"
> >> under the font section is stays "Shading: Clear (Yellow)". So I'm
> >> selecting
> >> clear for shading but it's leaving it yellow anyway? I don't understand.
> >> Does it have to do with the fact that it's a bulleted list? I'm just
> >> baffled.
> >>
> >> "Inquiring Mind" wrote:
> >>
> >> > I have the same problem but I've tried both of the options described
> >> > below
> >> > and can't seem to remove the highlighting. Any other suggestions?
> >> > --
> >> > Inquiring Minds need to know
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "suroora" wrote:
> >> >
> >
> >
>
>
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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Since: Sep 26, 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Can't remove highlight [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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If the paragraph mark is selected (which it will be, no matter how carefully
you try to avoid it), the number will be formatted. The only solution is to
select *just* the paragraph mark and remove the shading.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Karen" wrote in message

> Hello,
>
> Are these suggestions you are providing for 97-2003? I'm using 2007 and
> trying to highlight only the text in a numbered list and it highlights the
> number also. Can you provide a solution for this?
> Thanks
>
> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
>
>> When you are on the Shading tab, make sure that you check the "Apply to"
>> settings. The shading may be applied to Text rather than Cell.
>>
>> --
>> Suzanne S. Barnhill
>> Microsoft MVP (Word)
>> Words into Type
>> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>> http://word.mvps.org
>>
>> "Brandy" wrote in message
>>
>> > I'm seeing the same problem... It's in a table, and any text that is
>> > entered
>> > appears highlighted with yellow.
>> >
>> > I've set "No Fill";
>> > I've set "Shading" to "Clear";
>> > Reveal Codes shows: Pattern: Clear (Yellow) -> Clear
>> > There doesn't appear to be any document Protection in effect.
>> >
>> > The entire table (3col x 17rows) has the same attributes.
>> >
>> > I also tried: "Table Properties" | "Borders & Shading" |
>> >
>> > It's also set to:
>> >
>> > Fill: No Fill
>> > Pattern: Clear
>> > Apply to: Table
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > "Cubbie_Gal" wrote:
>> >
>> >> I have same problem. Tried clearning the shading and the highlighting
>> >> and
>> >> neither works. My text still stays highlighted. When I "reveal
>> >> formatting"
>> >> under the font section is stays "Shading: Clear (Yellow)". So I'm
>> >> selecting
>> >> clear for shading but it's leaving it yellow anyway? I don't
>> >> understand.
>> >> Does it have to do with the fact that it's a bulleted list? I'm just
>> >> baffled.
>> >>
>> >> "Inquiring Mind" wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > I have the same problem but I've tried both of the options described
>> >> > below
>> >> > and can't seem to remove the highlighting. Any other suggestions?
>> >> > --
>> >> > Inquiring Minds need to know
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "suroora" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
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Josh Johnson
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Since: Oct 16, 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Can't remove highlight [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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If you get really frustrated (as I did) you can select all, open a new
document, paste special, and remove formating. Voila!
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lisat
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:57 am    Post subject: Re: Can't remove highlight [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Brilliant. It was the Shading tab. Thanks

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> When you are on the Shading tab, make sure that you check the "Apply to"
> settings. The shading may be applied to Text rather than Cell.
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> http://word.mvps.org
>
> "Brandy" wrote in message
>
> > I'm seeing the same problem... It's in a table, and any text that is
> > entered
> > appears highlighted with yellow.
> >
> > I've set "No Fill";
> > I've set "Shading" to "Clear";
> > Reveal Codes shows: Pattern: Clear (Yellow) -> Clear
> > There doesn't appear to be any document Protection in effect.
> >
> > The entire table (3col x 17rows) has the same attributes.
> >
> > I also tried: "Table Properties" | "Borders & Shading" |
> >
> > It's also set to:
> >
> > Fill: No Fill
> > Pattern: Clear
> > Apply to: Table
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "Cubbie_Gal" wrote:
> >
> >> I have same problem. Tried clearning the shading and the highlighting
> >> and
> >> neither works. My text still stays highlighted. When I "reveal
> >> formatting"
> >> under the font section is stays "Shading: Clear (Yellow)". So I'm
> >> selecting
> >> clear for shading but it's leaving it yellow anyway? I don't understand.
> >> Does it have to do with the fact that it's a bulleted list? I'm just
> >> baffled.
> >>
> >> "Inquiring Mind" wrote:
> >>
> >> > I have the same problem but I've tried both of the options described
> >> > below
> >> > and can't seem to remove the highlighting. Any other suggestions?
> >> > --
> >> > Inquiring Minds need to know
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "suroora" wrote:
> >> >
> >
> >
>
>
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caspian51



Joined: Jun 05, 2010
Posts: 1



PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:14 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Hate this - but in the 2007 version it is actually easier to fix.
First 'select' a small piece of text that is not highlighted.
Then click the FORMAT PAINTER button in the top left corner under the copy and paste buttons
next = select the highlighted section to be removed
now click enter

I would test a small section first to be sure the select/click sequence is being done in the right order

Happy hunting Very Happy
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