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When you open a PowerPoint for Windows version 4.0 presentation inMicrosoft PowerPoint for Windows 95 version 7.0, the color of text that hasemboss character formatting applied to it cannot be changed.
In PowerPoint 7.0, text to which you have applied embossedformatting retains the true characteristics of embossing. That is, thetext picks up the color of the material to which the embossing has beenapplied. In PowerPoint 7.0 this is the background color of theslide. This functionality is different from PowerPoint 4.0.
To work around this behavior, change the background color of your slideby following these steps:
Right-click outside of any object bounding box, and then click Custom Background on the menu that appears.
In the Fill Color list, click the down arrow and select the color you want.
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.
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