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You can use three methods to view and print a reverse video effect (light text on a dark background) in Microsoft Word. The first method is to create a graphic object and place text in the graphic object. The second method is to use a text box, and the third method is to use text and paragraph formats.
You can also view a reverse video effect but print black text on white paper with the Blue background, white text option.
There are benefits and limitations to each of these methods. If you create a graphic object, you can create any shape background with any color fill, but you cannot edit the text, fill the background, or change the shape without using the Drawing toolbar and the amount of text that you can enter cannot exceed the borders of the graphic object. If you create the effect with text and paragraph formats, you can easily format the text and paragraph attributes, but you are limited to only square fills.
You may find the Blue background, white text option easier to look at for long periods of time, but when colored images are imported, it is sometimes difficult to determine what they will look like when printed.
To view and print a reverse video effect, use one of the following methods:
Method 1: Create a Graphic ObjectTo create a graphic object with colored text on top of a colored background, follow these steps:
Method 2: Create a Text BoxTo create a graphic object with colored text on top of a colored background, follow these steps:
Method 3: Use Text and Paragraph FormatsTo create formatted text included in a shaded paragraph or table cell, follow these steps:
Method 4: View Reverse Video and Print Normal VideoTo view a reverse video effect (blue background and white text) and print black text, follow these steps:
Article ID: 211646 - Last Review: December 6, 2000 - Revision: 1.1
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