PPT: Cannot Change Color of Embossed Text in PowerPoint 4.0 File

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SYMPTOMS

When you open a PowerPoint for Windows version 4.0 presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows 95 version 7.0, the color of text that has emboss character formatting applied to it cannot be changed.

CAUSE

In PowerPoint 7.0, text to which you have applied embossed formatting retains the true characteristics of embossing. That is, the text picks up the color of the material to which the embossing has been applied. In PowerPoint 7.0 this is the background color of the slide. This functionality is different from PowerPoint 4.0.

WORKAROUND

To work around this behavior, change the background color of your slide by following these steps:
  1. Right-click outside of any object bounding box, and then click Custom Background on the menu that appears.
  2. In the Fill Color list, click the down arrow and select the color you want.
  3. Click Apply to apply the color to the current slide. Or, click Apply To All to apply the color to all the slides in the presentation.

STATUS

Microsoft welcomes suggestions or comments about changes in functionality and product design.

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Article ID: 178120 - Last Review: October 7, 2013 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 95 Standard Edition
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