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word 2011, printing with blue background, white font

by bgstreet57 / October 9, 2012 1:32 AM PDT

Hi, this isn't really so much a Mac question as a WORD question. I'm using WORD 2011 on my Macbook pro, Mountain Lion, and I've set up the pages to be blue background with white font. However, when I go to print there's no typing or font visible, or printable, on the document. I have to go back into the doc and change the font color to black, or anything other than white. This was never the case with WORD 2008. Any ideas how I can print the doc without having the change the font color every time?

thanks in advance,

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Word 2011 printing
by centurion48 / October 9, 2012 9:25 AM PDT

Well you could use coloured paper because the white text will show up on dark coloured paper. As you have found out, white text does not show up too well on white paper.

Or you could try turning on the printer option to print grayscale with background but this will use enormous amounts of toner/ink.

Or you could go to System Preferences->Accessibility->Display and select 'Invert colors' which will give you a black background and white text.

Or you could just do what the rest of the world does and view your documents in black type on a light/white background.

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White Font on White Paper, hmmmm,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 9, 2012 10:42 AM PDT

I doubt it really worked in Word 2008 either


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