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Q: Word keeps changing my text

While working in Word 2003, my text is often corrected. The problem is the corrections made aren't necessary. What is causing this and what do I need to turn off?

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A: Word keeps changing my text

I'm in linux, and can't do the procedure, but this should work.

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(We use Word 2003 SP2. All files live on a shared server that we access through our WinXP laptops and company network.)

To facilitate speedy document creation we created a template called Lab_Modules.dot. At the top-right corner of that template's header is the italicized place-holder text Exercise Name, which we manually change to match the title of each document we create with that template. We have created dozens of two-to-five-page files with this template, and on each page of every file we have carefully replaced the dummy header text Exercise Name with that file's actual title.

After we Insert as Link several of these files to create our finished lab document, we notice that the headers in a few (but never all) of the sub-documents we inserted as link have lost their title name and that the dummy text Exercise Name has mysteriously returned. Because we have dozens of these short sub-files, and we typically string together ten to fifteen of them (using Insert as Link) to create our library of finished lab documents, we are puzzled by the seeming randomness of this behavior - it does not appear to be restricted to a select few sub-files. Can you tell us how/why our dummy header text is returning and how we might fix the problem?

Thank you for your valuable time,

A:Word header text mysteriously changing

I am not quite sure why it would be happening.. Have you tried making a master document with subdocuments instead? You can create or link to subdocuments in the "Outline" view using the "Insert Subdocument" button. Try that out and see if it is still having a bug.

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A work friend has just told me she has a 34 page document and needs to change the text in the headers in three different "chunks" throughout the document. So, eg., the first 10 pages would read differently to the next 10 pages etc. in terms of what is typed into the headers.

We tried using section breaks and clicking Same as Previous on the H/F floating toolbar but it did not help.

Help would be appreciated.

Thank you - Julie

A:Word 97 changing text in subsequent headers

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I have what I hope to be a relatively simple question..

If I have a drop-down box in word, how can i get it to spit out a line of text depending on what I have selected in the list?

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Greetings! I've searched everywhere for the answer to this issue. It must be common, but I can't find it anywhere. I'm using MS Word 2007, but the problem was the same in 2003. I sometimes get a text box that is behind regular text. I need to move it. One normally just selects a text box and drags, or cut and paste, it where one wants. However, when it is behind text, it can't be selected. I have found no way to select normal text and "send it behind."

How do I get to this text box that is behind my regular text? I've been told to "move the regular text out of the way, then you will be able to get to your text box." But the text box moves with text!



A:Text box stuck behind regular text in MS Word 2003 and 2007, Can't select text box.

You can't post a link to your computer to post an image. We cannot access your computer. Upload the png image as an attachment please. To do that, scroll down to "Manage Attachments" then click on "Browse" to locate the file on your computer then "open" it and then click on "Upload" and submit your reply.

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I'm having exactly the same problem. I want to insert data into the text form field, but I do NOT want the text in the document to move out as I type. I want the data to fit in the underlined space I've provided, without bumping out the characters outside of the form field area. It's been suggested I use the "fixed column width" but that isnt an option I have available. I have Windows XP Professional version 2002, using Windows 2003. No one has been able to answer this question, so maybe the answer is a different application needs to be used, if so, which one?Thanks.

A:Inserting text in Word doc using Forms toolbar-text keeps moving as I type

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Ok this is wierd I have a client using Office 2007 pro and some of her docs that she recently updated and the problem is when she prints the docs text that she deleted is printing over the top of new text she inserted into the doc.

Now when you have said doc open in WORD the deleted text is not there in any view and does NOT show in "print preview".

I opened said doc with WORDPAD and the deleted text shows up at the bottom so its still in the word doc somewhere imbedded so it prints over the top of the actual text in the doc.

Any thoughts this has me baffled.

A:Office 2007 Word printing deleted text over new text

First thought which comes to mind is, has your client pressed "hide" instead of "Delete"...

Remove hidden data and personal information from Office documents - Excel - Microsoft Office

How do I find and remove hidden data and personal information in my Office documents?

You can use the Document Inspector to find and remove hidden data and personal information in Office documents that were created in Office Word 2007, Office Excel 2007, Office PowerPoint 2007, and earlier versions of these Office programs. It is a good idea to use the Document Inspector before you share an electronic copy of your Office document, such as in an e-mail attachment.
Open the Office document that you want to inspect for hidden data or personal information.
Click the Microsoft Office Button, click Save As, and then type a name in the File name box to save a copy of your original document.
Important It is a good idea to use the Document Inspector on a copy of your original document because it is not always possible to restore the data that the Document Inspector removes.
In the copy of your original document, click the Microsoft Office Button, point to Prepare, and then click Inspect Document.
In the Document Inspector dialog box, select the check boxes to choose the types of hidden content that you want to be inspected. For more information about the individual Inspectors, see What information can the Document Inspector find and re... Read more

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Is this possible? In word 2013 i am making a for sale poster and i want to put phone numbers at the botton from left to right and cut between them with scissors so people can pull off the number as you have i'm sure seen many times. But how can i rotate the numbers so the text is at a 90 degree angle to the text in the body of the ad?

A:change line of text in word so it's laid out 90 degrees to other text?

Look in the character or paragraph format memu - select the angle you want. Sorry I can't provide exact instructions, I use a different Office suite, but the 'align text' or 'text alignment' feature is in most.

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I have created a document in MS Word 2010 that has a textbox with a background color. When I print the document to my printer (have tried multiple printers) or print to PDF, the textbox prints but the text itself does not print. (see attached image)

Upon further investigation of the PDF, I found that the text is actually layered below the textbox. For some reason, Word is printing the textbox on top of the text itself.

When I take the textbox, copy it to a new document, and try to print, it prints correctly.

I have also checked my printing preferences and I believe all the settings are correct.

Does anybody know how to fix this?

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I am using MS Word 2000, I am able to insert a graphic in to a text box, my question is - Is there a way to set the text to wrap around the graphic within the text box? When formatting the graphic the layout tab is grayed out and unusable.

I have tried inserting my graphic in a seperate text box, yes the graphic is now movable, but still cannot wrap the text around this new text box with graphic.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!!!


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Don't know if anyone will know how to do this, I know there is a way but can't remember how to do it. I need to be able to type in a phrase, and have another phrase above it (like superscripted) but on that same line right above the main phrase. Any ideas?

I'm using Word 2000 and Window's IME to type my Japanese papers and I need to be able to put the pronunciation for some of the Kanji above the Kanji in case I foget it.

Thanks, hopefully.


A:MS WORD 2000: typing text above text in one line??

What you can do is insert a comment.

Outline the word in the document, then click on Insert, Comment.

A comment box will appear at the bottom, type in what you want, then click Close. The outlined word will know have intials after it, and if you hover the mouse over it, a comment box with whatevr you yped will appear above the word. You can double-click the initials to change the comment text.

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I am using word 2010 and windows 10 on a Dell Inspiron 5559. I have reinstalled my printer and it's drivers and I have checked that the text colour is not white.
I am having problems with printing word documents. Within a word document any images print fine, as do the lines in a table but no text will print (in any colour).
I can see the text correctly in the word print preview panel.
Even the print test page prints with no text.

Can you help? Thanks

A:Word 2010 stopped printing text in word documents

what printer is this this ?

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I need to write a macro to display the word entered through the text box. I have a column with a word say "ABC" in the row number 3. First i need to search that column, and i have a word say "No" in the work sheet . So i need to display the text(entered through text box) in the column "ABC" whereever i have the row with text "No".

I have written using the cells and the numbers, but when i dynamically change it to another column, this does not work.

Sub Gen()
TextBox1 = InputBox("Please Enter the text")
If TextBox1 <> "" Then

For j = 4 To ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Rows.Count
If Cells(j, 10) = "No" Then
If IsEmpty(Cells(j, 36).Value) Then
Cells(j, 36).FormulaR1C1 = TextBox1
Cells(j, 36).Select
With Selection
.HorizontalAlignment = xlGeneral
.VerticalAlignment = xlBottom
.WrapText = True
.Orientation = 0
.AddIndent = False
.IndentLevel = 0
.ShrinkToFit = False
.ReadingOrder = xlContext
' .MergeCells = False
End With
End If
End If
Next j
MsgBox ("The value cannot be NULL")
End If
End Sub

A:to Find a word in a row and display the word that entered through text box

I'm still unclear what you are asking for. Is it possible to upload a sample workbook showing exactly what you want the macro to do?


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I have had a search of the forum and can't find a solution to this, so apologies if it is a known / obvious fix for the experts!

I have created a document in Word 2000 that includes some "Windings" symbols. In opening the document on other machines in Word 97, some of them have changed font colour and turned into "Wingdings 2" and others have remained in "Wingdings" but changed font colour.
Wingdings is definitely an installed font on the machines I have tried, and it appears to be a consistent change on those different machines (i.e. replaced characters are the same and colour changesare the same).
[We are all appear to be using the same printer drivers and are using Windows 98]

A:Changing symbol font from Word 2000 to Word 97

Slight error in the above. Gone back to original machine and checked document. When opening in Word 97 the font isn't actually changing as I did use "Wingdings 2" in the original anyway, but clolours are changing and the actual symbol used in "Wingdings 2" has changed.

So basically the two problems are:

1 - font colours are changing on all the symbol font characters (whether "Wingdings" or "Wingdings 2").
2 - a different symbol is being used for those in "Wingdings 2" on the Word 97 machines.


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Hi Everyone

Does anyone know how to merge part of text from a MS Word document to a seperate MS Word document??

I need to merge: Company name, Date, First line of there address, and a specific code relating to them. which is on the first MS Word document

The Second MS Word document contains a box containing four blank rows this is were i would like this information to be merged into

I need to get round copy and pasting the information in from every document as i have over a thousand!!

If Anyone could Help i would be VERY grateful

Kind Ragards

A:Merging text from word to a sperate word doc

control -a will highlight all items to be copied.

other than that - it's pretty much cut and paste. unless you are asking about templating.

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I know the Include Field will include part of the text from an Include File if it is in a bookmark. The format is {IncludeText "File Path" Bookmark}. I have 2 files: Source and Target.

Source is a form template. I included a Text Form Field and gave it the bookmark AA. I also included other text in a "normal" bookmark, BB.

In Target I have 2 fields: {IncludeText "C:\\Source.dot" AA} and {IncludeText "C:\\Source.dot" BB}. The text from BB shows up, but the one for AA is blank.

If I go into Source and look under Bookmarks, both AA and BB are there.

BTW, I have tried it with the Source form both "Protected" and "Unprotected" and it didn't make any difference.

Any idea why this is happening, and more importantly, any idea on how to make this work? If not, it seems like a real bug in Word 2003 as they are both definitely considered to be bookmarks.

Thank you,


A:Word 2003 - Include Text Field - Not Including Bookmark Text if in Form Field

Thread reopened for user to post solution.

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I have inherited a lot of song files (PowerPoint) that need updating to fit our situation (We have the Copyright license).

What I want to do is change all the type on all the files to one or two fonts; change the color to white and add shadow.

This is very easy to do "One slide at a time"-- but very tedious. Is there a way to change the whole file at once (or even batch a bunch of them)?

I have PowerPoint and Open Office Impress available to me (In MSWord, I could just "select all" and change the type throughout the whole document-- it seems like it should be possible to do the same in Power Point-- but I am not finding it).

Your insights would be greatly appreciated,

A:PowerPoint: Changing all the text at once

You should be able to select all the text from the outline pane on the left side of the screen. try clicking in there and doing a CTRL-A to select all the text in the pane.

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I used to use an HTML editor that asked me once whether i want it to display page source codes with IE or not. I clicked "yes" , then after some time i decided to just keep using notepad , but i couldn't do it through the editor.

Is there a way i can change it back to notepad in IE or the registrey?
Thanks for your time

A:Changing the text editor associated with IE?

Try Tools/Internet Options/Programs tab.

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In Microsoft Word 2003 I made a document with text boxes in it. I typed text into the boxes. I then changed the font of that text. When I was done I saved the document. When I opened the document again, the text had changed to another font. I tried deleting the text box, adding a text box again, typing the text in at the correct font to begin with, and saving the document. After I saved, closed, and reopened the document, the font had reverted back to another font again.

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Hey all, sometimes when I enter the TSG site my text size changes. One minute the text is the size I have it set to and then when I go to a different thread it will get larger. At times if I hit the refresh button it goes back to the right size and sometimes it doesnt. I ran ccleaner but it does not make any difference. I have tried firefox(3.6) in safe mode but no difference there. Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this also. It is only the TSG site that this happens on.

A:Text size keeps changing

I have had this happen occasionally as well but have not come up with a solution yet.

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So to be forward,i have never used a psd file before in photoshop. plain and simple.
I downloaded a psd file but i can't figure out how to change the text that is currently there.
This is the psd file with the text i want to change,but keep the same style>> https://www.brushlovers.com/photoshop-style/poop-styles.html
This is a legit site and the psd is free as i have downloaded and scanned the file myself.
I just need to know how to change the word "S***..lol and keep the effect.
I tried watching videos,but they were confusing.
Im using photoshop CS6.
Any help would be greatly appreciated..ty

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Windows 7 64-bit
I can adjust the display so it's large enough to read everything but the text. For instance, now have it set at 150% of normal and the title of this post is large but what I'm typing now is so small it's barely readable. MUCH smaller than 10-point.

There is a way to customize the display, but anything more than 150% is so large it overflows my wide-screen monitor. Surely there must be a choice between way too large and way too small, but I can't find it.

A message on my screen now says to run TSG Sysinfo, for information helpful in solving this problem. Last time I downloaded something similar, here, I ended up with a $40 Uniblue program on my computer that I had to fight like crazy to stop invading my world. I never got my money back, either. It would help to know what "TSG Sysinfo" is, before I commit to running it.


A:Changing Text size

You try adjusting the resolution or zooming in or our in your web browser.

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Hi Can anyone help me? when I'm on Ebay and looking on a list of items i would like to check out. i would like to know how to change the colors of the sites you have looked at and the ones you have not. It's hard to tell what item or site I have looked at and which ones I have not.

A:changing color text

By default, Internet Explorer will change the color of links that have been clicked on. This behavior applies to all web sites. If you open Internet Explorer and click Tools, Internet Options (Or just Options), you should see a button labeled Colors. If you click that, you can customize what colors the links are before they're clicked on (unvisited) and after (visited).

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I have a new Sony vaio, with internet explorer 8. Evertime I'm on the internet my text size keeps changing. How do I fix this? The tab on the bottom screen has no lock to keep it at the same size. This is driving me crazy!!

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Open your browser. Select text size and close the browser. On re-opening size should hold.

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For some odd reason, my text size on webpages keeps changing from med to large. I am not doing anything but going from page to page. I will set the text size to med, then all of a sudden I will pull up a page and the setting will be at large. My hijack this registry is clean. Any help would be great. It is not hard to change it back to med when I need to, but is getting annoying.

A:Text size keeps changing.!!!

if you use a scrollwheel mouse it can easely happen, if you hold the Ctrl key and use the scrollwheel at the same time the textsize will change

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Any way to change the text description in a Windows program / app? Just curious as to how one could achieve this?

A:Changing text description in Win 10

What do you mean by Text description?

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Does anyone know how to change the color of the text on web pages? A step-by-step guide would be helpful. Thanks!!!

A:Changing color of text

You mean you have a website and you want different colors for the fonts?
Or you mean you want to view the websites in whatever browser you use - that you didn't tell us - to have different color fonts? Or what?


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I'm having a hard time figuring where and how to post this.

Suddenly my computer converted all of my word documents to Word Pad. I fiddled with it and got it to change individual documents to Word when I re-save them, but I'm still getting new documents in Word.

Worse, it removes the headings and scrambles forms, which I have to repair each time.

Can somebody tell me how to re-set my computer so that when I get a Word document in email, it will stay in Word without convertint to Word Pad?

Gene Douglas

A:Solved: Word changing to Word Pad

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I would like to replace all italic strings, say TEXT with this: "\it{TEXT}". (I want to convert a doc document into LaTeX). In previous versions of Word, I simply achieved this by:

In Word 2002 SP3, however, instead of "\it{TEXT}", now I get "TEXT\it{}": the replace process inserts the text after the string to be replaced, and not around it. Could someone help me what Find/Replace code should I use to achieve \it{TEXT}? Thank you in advance!

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Every time I get an email from my boss (and some others), it seems to be in HTML because it displays in Ariel or something like it. But when I Reply or Reply All, it switches to Plain Text and displays in Courier New. Since I don't want my emails to brand me as a Neanderthal, I change the email to HTML, Select All and change everything back to Ariel.

Windows XP didn't do this... any ideas?

By the way, it's Outlook 2003. In Tools|Options| Message Format HTML is my Compose in this message format.



A:Outlook Replies Changing to Text

Hi, did you ever get any reply? I have the same problem with Outlook 2007.

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Using HP J4680 printer. Some of the pages I print size I print from web pages are so small it is hard to read the printed pages.

Is there a way to change the printed text size?

If so how?



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I recently installed Windows 7 in Dual Boot with XP Pro and I output the display to my 50" Sony HDTV at 1080p.

I do not like the way the Text, under the Desktop Icons, displays at 1900x1080 res.

In XP Pro, I could go to Display Properties/Appearance, choose Icon, and change the Font Type and Font Size to make the Text easier to read.

With Windows 7, I only see a choice for ClearType and Text DPI. ClearType does not appear to improve the way the Text under the Desktop Icons displays.

How can I change the Font?

A:Changing the Font for Icon Text

Hello BuschBarber, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can use the tutorial below to help show you how to change the font for the Icon item in the Advanced Appearance settings. However, this will change the font for all icons in Windows 7 and not just for the desktop.

Fonts - Change

Hope this helps,

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Several programs I use have dark backgrounds with dark colored text, such as black background with dark blue text, someone told me there's a way to change text colors in the programs through windows 10 settings, is that correct? if so how ?

A:Changing text colors for programs ?

Hello kradnam, and welcome to Ten Forums.

You might see if this may be what you are referring to.

Apps Use Light or Dark Theme in Windows 10

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is it possible to change the color of this from black?
Circled on top:

A:Changing Window Text Color - Is it Possible?

This thread may have some useful info:
Windows 8 Desktop UI - Change Title Text Color?

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This is more of an annoyance then a problem. Each time I launch I.E. 5.5 the text size defaults to "medium". I then have to go to "View"-"Text Size"- and click on "Smallest". I would prefer that it defaults to "Smallest" when I launch it. Anyone know how to change the text default size?

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How can the pale grey text displayed on many web pages be changed to black?  It lacks contrast on a less than white background and is hard on the eyes.
Help appreciated,
Thanks, John.

A:Changing webpage text colours in IEx 11

The text colors are controlled by the web pages themselves, where the author has intentionally used pale grey text.

There may be an addon for IE that allows you to locally change the css style sheet to override the font colors. I don't use IE, but I don't think it includes that feature by default.
What I do on pages like that is I press CTRL-A to select all of the text, which sometimes changes the color of the text and the background of the lines to make it easier to read - obviously a very stop-gap solution.

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Hi Everyone,

I've been making some portable applications and was looking at adding some information (text) to my .exe file.........NOT sure what its called??? Basically I want to Add/Edit the text that appears with the.exe Icon. I'm not interested in renaming it, I want to add/edit the text that appears under the "NAME".
Any HeLp is very much Appreciated

A:Changing Text Window In .exe Files

Are you talking about embedding text in the .exe file

or are you talking about adding text to the shortcut on Windows Desktop?

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I have Outlook set to create and send email in HTML. However, everything seems to go as Rich Text. I'm using Outlook 2003. The Mail format options are set to compose in HTML and to use Microsoft Office Word 2003 to edit e-mail messages.

I have the same problem even when I turn off the option to use Word as the e-mail editor.

The usual symptoms of Rich Text are happening. Recipients who do not use Outlook get the winmail.dat attachment and can't read it.

I've checked everything I can think of, but this still happens. Any help/guidance/suggestions will be appreciated.

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Is there anyway to change the font for the icons located on the desktop? Thanks

A:Changing desktop icon text?


Are you refering to the name of that icon or the style of font?

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I am running IE 5.5 and W2K w/service pack1. I chose View --> Text Size --> Smallest. However every so often when I open my browerser it keeps defaulting to Medium Text Size. It is quite annoying keep changing my Text Size to Smallest. How do I fix this?

A:Internet Explorer Text Size Keep Changing

Hi chaosbreaker

I placed the font size button on the toolbar which makes it easier than using View>TextSize>Size.

As to why the font changes sizes every so often...I don't have a better answer except maybe it depends on the phase of the moon.

Have you tried pressing the Shift key while exiting the last browser to retain your settings?

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Please tell me you do not know is it possible to change the text color of the taskbar buttons in Windows 7 as follows, namely,
When you select the button (the active window) button text black, and when the inactive window (the button is not selected) color white text.

This was implemented in Windows XP, and it was possible to change the color of active and inactive buttons (Example taskbar_xp.jpeg)

URL: https://1drv.ms/i/s!Akjzbd2kT8labsABzRpCcW6SSSk

But in Windows 7, I can not carry it (You can just simply change the color of the text, regardless of the activity buttons (

Maybe you know the ways of implementation of this task?

P.S. Tell, why should I care. The answer is (example taskbar_seven.jpeg) - The fact that the taskbar white text merges the active button, but the difference on the inactive buttons - good contrast)

URL: https://1drv.ms/i/s!Akjzbd2kT8labPb82lyN-KEOZK4

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A very non-computer savvy woman asked why the text size changes (sometimes to large or very large and sometimes to small or very small) while she is typing on her netbook with XP. She says it happens in both her browser (Chrome) and her word processor (MS Works). She also is running Google Desktop. I did not see any utitlities or other unusual software. She says it is random but she thinks she might be brushing against the touchpad when it happens. Any guesses what she is doing? (She was going to try to show me but her battery died.)

A:text changing size on Acer netbook

If the touch pad is setup with a Scroll Zone, pressing CTRL+ScrollZone is same as CTRL+Wheel on the mouse, and will change text size in many applications. If they use keyboard shortcuts a lot like CTRL+C and CTRL+V that might explain it. You can disable the scroll zones in Control Panel | Mouse/Touchpad to see if that stops it.

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I was wondering if it was possible to change the colour of the text under desktop icons from the default white to something else.

I have some cool NASCAR-related wallpapers from my drivers' sites, but if I try to use them, the writing becomes hard to see because the white of the text for the icons doesn't stand out at all.

Is it possible to make the shortcut text a different colour besides white? If so, how do I go about doing that?


A:Changing colour of desktop shortcut text?

See if the following helps:

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Hi, does anybody know how to adjust text size, colour etc. in dropdown menus.
Cheers xpvista (actually it's John but surpisingly that user name was already taken)

A:Changing text size and colour in menus

Hi John,

Here's a great tutorial for editing your default Windows fonts. Enjoy!


Windows Outreach Team

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Hi folks,

I really like the first sign-in animation of Windows 10 ("Hi ....") and I don't want to deactivate it totally.
My forum and google searches did not show me any good results on that since most people just want to switch it off.

So I wonder if anyone figured out already, how to change the text shown in the animation?

Please let me know



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I have a keyboard that has volume -/+ and mute settings that I use alot but its acting wierd recently. When I press any of the keys, at the bottom of the screen 'Master Volume' and a series of bars indicating the volume pop up in green text. Now, I'm getting the same Master Volume deal but except it appears at the top of the screen and a large rectangle around it apears too in a pink / purple colour covering everything behind it. How do you change how windows handles this if you can?

It also happens when I turn press num lock and caps lock (same pink rectangle).

I'm using windows XP and ive done NOTHING I think to change how it operates.

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