Re: WORD 2003 color fill button does not allow selection



Suzanne, I just re-read your earlier post when you said that the fill color
button on the drawing toolbar has the same icon as the shading button for
tables. While it doesn't explain why my button suddenly stopped working, can
you tell me where that shading button is located? The only one I could find
with the paintcan was on the drawing toolbar. I removed my button and
reloaded it when the dropdown arrow stopped working so perhaps I loaded the
incorrect button (which explains why I'm not getting any color options).
When I'm in the Customize menu, where can I find the shading button?

Thanks!

"Treesy" wrote:

I was using the button with the paintcan. I was using it to shade a cell
within a table. Like Unicorn mentioned, it worked for me yesterday morning
and then suddenly stopped working. ??? It works in Excel but not in my Word
2003.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Were you using the Highlighter or shading?

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"unicorn" <unicorn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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I can understand what you are saying.

But now there are 2 of us that were keying text in a document and used the
button for highlighting the text with color and it suddenly stopped
working.
There is an issue here!

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Fill Color and Line Color on the Drawing toolbar apply only to drawing
objects. To apply color to text and tables, you must use borders and
shading. The Shading Color and Border Color buttons on the Tables and
Borders toolbar have the same icons but a different purpose.

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Words into Type
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"Treesy" <Treesy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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I am also having this problem. It was working this morning and now
I'm
also
getting the grayed out boxes with no colors. I also don't have High
Contrast
enabled. Everything else looks fine. If this helps, before I was
getting
the grayed out boxes with no color, the little arrow that opens the
button
up
wasn't working. I would click it and nothing would happen. Same with
all
the buttons that have those arrows. I removed the non-functional
buttons
and
put them back on and they seem to be working again except now when
that
fill
button opens, it shows no color options. I tried rebooting as well.
Any
suggestions would be helpful.

Thank you!

"unicorn" wrote:

No, it is not selected.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Do you perhaps have High Contract selected in the Accessibility
Options in
Windows Control Panel?

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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"unicorn" <unicorn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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Word 2003 color fill button does not allow selection of a color.
The
panel
pops up but is all white boxes and does not allow selection. it
is
like
this
on formatting and drawing toolbars. It was working but suddenly
it
stopped.






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