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Old December 9th, 2007, 09:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Koja
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Default Automatic coloring of table cells

Please help; whenever I select and/or type into a Word 2007 Table Cell, the
entire cell is colored dark blue and I cannot see the cursor or text. This is
an incredible annoyance; I cannot find a way to turn the feature/annoyance
off. This makes working with tables almost impossible and I use them daily;
can someone please help me? Thank you in advance... Koja
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Old December 12th, 2007, 08:36 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Stefan Blom
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Default Automatic coloring of table cells

Is this a display issue only or do tables print with the dark blue color?

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"Koja" wrote in message
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Please help; whenever I select and/or type into a Word 2007 Table Cell,
the
entire cell is colored dark blue and I cannot see the cursor or text. This
is
an incredible annoyance; I cannot find a way to turn the feature/annoyance
off. This makes working with tables almost impossible and I use them
daily;
can someone please help me? Thank you in advance... Koja





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Old December 12th, 2007, 09:34 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
JT
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Default Automatic coloring of table cells

I have a client with the same issue also. clicking to select words or to
place the cursor between letters as well as jus click within the plain area
of a table will hightlight the whole cell, or whole table a dark blue. The
more you click it, the darker it gets, to a point where it just stays.
Clicking does not clear it regularly. It seems to clear randomly. It also
happen when typing, then hitting enter. Its very odd, i've not seen this
before We just installed office 07 for this user. Any help on this would be
great!
Justin
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Old December 13th, 2007, 01:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Stefan Blom
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Default Automatic coloring of table cells

Did you check the display settings in Control Panel?

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"JT" wrote in message
...
I have a client with the same issue also. clicking to select words or to
place the cursor between letters as well as jus click within the plain
area
of a table will hightlight the whole cell, or whole table a dark blue. The
more you click it, the darker it gets, to a point where it just stays.
Clicking does not clear it regularly. It seems to clear randomly. It also
happen when typing, then hitting enter. Its very odd, i've not seen this
before We just installed office 07 for this user. Any help on this would
be
great!
Justin



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Old December 14th, 2007, 08:46 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
JT
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Default Automatic coloring of table cells

Yes. It's nothing so simplistim. I'm a network engineer so i've dealt with
lots of desktop issues, but this is something I haven't seen before. This
only appears to happen with office 07. I'll have to check some of the other
user to see if I can discern a pattern.... Koja, was this a fresh install of
office 2007 or did you upgrade to 2007 with a previous version already
installed?
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Old December 15th, 2007, 01:46 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Koja
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Default Automatic coloring of table cells

Hi Stefan,
Thank you for responding; in response to your question:
It is just a disply problem... the color does not print. You can color the
cell, but the dark blue also finally engulfes that as well and then you
cannot read the type.
I finally bought the book, "Using Word 2007 Special Edition" and tried
everything I could find in resetting and troubleshooting, but still no change.

It seems to be the same problem that JT has also asked about; however, I can
click on another cell and run the page up and down and the blue will go away
until a cell is clicked on again and then all goes dark blue!!

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

Is this a display issue only or do tables print with the dark blue color?

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Koja" wrote in message
...
Please help; whenever I select and/or type into a Word 2007 Table Cell,
the
entire cell is colored dark blue and I cannot see the cursor or text. This
is
an incredible annoyance; I cannot find a way to turn the feature/annoyance
off. This makes working with tables almost impossible and I use them
daily;
can someone please help me? Thank you in advance... Koja






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Old December 15th, 2007, 01:53 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Koja
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Default Automatic coloring of table cells

Hi JT,
Yes, not only was it a fresh install, but I also uninstalled Office 2003
before installing Office 2007.

I have also tried saving the file as a 2003, but this does not seem to clear
up the problem. I have tried opening tables saved previously in 2003 and they
also exhibit the problem. I cannot find the cause either and am hoping to
find answers here......

"JT" wrote:

Yes. It's nothing so simplistim. I'm a network engineer so i've dealt with
lots of desktop issues, but this is something I haven't seen before. This
only appears to happen with office 07. I'll have to check some of the other
user to see if I can discern a pattern.... Koja, was this a fresh install of
office 2007 or did you upgrade to 2007 with a previous version already
installed?

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Old December 15th, 2007, 07:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
JT
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Default Automatic coloring of table cells

I'm trying to play with the settings on my clients PC remotly, so far, to no
avail. Koja, have you tried removing work from office only while leaving the
other programs in. Then rebooting and reinstalling word again? I will have to
wait to try this on monday when i'll be on site. I'm hoping some setting will
or glitch will be reset. Other clients in the office do not seem to exibit
the same behavior, even ones with a similar setup....still trying to figure
out how to fix this....

JT
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Old December 17th, 2007, 08:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Whisper
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Default Automatic coloring of table cells

I am having the exact same problem. Have tried formatting, etc. and it just
keeps getting darker. It's VERY frustrating as I work in tables frequently.
Any help will be appreciated.

"Koja" wrote:

Please help; whenever I select and/or type into a Word 2007 Table Cell, the
entire cell is colored dark blue and I cannot see the cursor or text. This is
an incredible annoyance; I cannot find a way to turn the feature/annoyance
off. This makes working with tables almost impossible and I use them daily;
can someone please help me? Thank you in advance... Koja

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Old December 18th, 2007, 10:30 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
JT
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Default Automatic coloring of table cells

Koja and whisper, can you check your toolbar in word and tell me how many
items are in there? (It's the customizeable bar that sites above or below the
large bar, and has the one click shortcut for save, and undo, and things like
that?) By default it has 3 or 4.

JT
 




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