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When you view a document in Online Layout View, some paragraph borderstyles do not appear to be transparent.
This problem may occur when you apply a background color to a document thatcontains one of the following paragraph border styles:
Dotted line (third style) Dashed line (fourth style) Dot-dash line (fifth style) Dot-dot-dash line (sixth style) Zig-zag line (eighteenth style) Zig-zag line (nineteenth style) Striped line (twentieth style)
To work around this problem, use a different border style to border thetext. Do not use one of the styles listed in this article.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft Word 97 forWindows.
In Microsoft Word 97 for Windows you can view a document in Online LayoutView. This new document view makes it easier to read the document on thescreen. When you use the Online Layout View, text appears larger and wrapsto fit the window and is not displayed the way it prints.
Online Layout View allows you to format the background color of thedocument window to make it easier to present and read the document. Thebackground color does not print with the document. The view also allowsyouto apply text borders.
To apply a border style, use the following steps:
Select the text around which you want to place a border.
On the Format menu, click Borders and Shading.
Under Style:, click the border style you want and click OK.