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Printing text in color.

by Doug / December 17, 2006 5:54 AM PST

Tis the season. I can use either Word Perfect 7 or Microsoft Word '97, but I would like to print text in green and/or red. I have a new Epson Stylus Photo RX700, so I went to their web site but could get no help there. I have looked through all the printer setting I could find, but again came up empty. Can it be that hard. . .and that unusual a request?

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So Have You??
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 17, 2006 9:14 AM PST

.....opened the document, highlight the entire page of text, then select a different color for the font/text.. Once the page is changed to a different color, such as red, then the printer should print it in the correct color.

My daughters have performed this action, in emergency home work assignments, when the black ink was all used up.

Hope this helps.


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Yes I did. . .but. . .
by Doug / December 17, 2006 4:21 PM PST
In reply to: So Have You??

While the layouts are different for Word and Word Perfect, they are very simular. You can change the font, rotate the page, switch from portrait to landscape, change page size, change paper, choose odd or even pages and lots more but nothing about changing the text color. Would you please ask your daughters where I can find that option.


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It's As Grif Says
by Schokers / December 17, 2006 6:04 PM PST
In reply to: Yes I did. . .but. . .

I have Word XP (and it works for me) but I'm sure that it would also work for Word 97.
Just select the text you want to change. Select Format in the tool bar and then Font. About one third of the way down on the left hand side you will see a heading Font Colour. Just use the drop down menu to select the colour you want. The text on the page will change to that colour and the printer will print in that colour.

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Change font color
by linkit / December 17, 2006 9:43 PM PST
In reply to: Yes I did. . .but. . .
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If the document shows color on your computer screen...
by linkit / December 17, 2006 9:51 PM PST
In reply to: Change font color

...then your photo printer may be out of colored ink. Check it.

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That worked GREAT!
by Doug / December 18, 2006 9:32 AM PST

Thanks again for everyones help. I had been trying to change the color in the printer property area - just never thought about looking under the software's format section. It worked in Word Perfect and I am sure it will work un MS Word too. Thanks again.

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