[olug] OT: Not a Linux Question BUT an OpenOffice 2.0 one

John Moran bugs.moran at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 14:01:32 UTC 2006

I haven't seen anyone mention this yet.  It's a Microsoft Office
answer, not an OpenOffice.org one, but it may help.

The white text/blue background is a selectable option in Word.  If you
open one of the documents in Word, try selecting Tools > Options... >
Click on the General tab, and see if "Blue background, white text" is
selected.  Maybe you can just unselect it.


On 1/25/06, irv <Irv at twocobbs.net> wrote:
> Joe Gulizia wrote:
> >We have 4 or 5 Windows machines running Open Office
> >2.0. Today when converting text files (letters) to
> >.doc format...when we re-open them in Open Office they
> >have a color background on them (navy blue).  We can
> >go into "format" "page" "background" and then "no
> >fill" >> read, edit and save them as .doc and they
> >look fine on screen.  When we re-open them the blue
> >background appears again.  I can export as a PDF and
> >they appear fine.  I can send to a MS Word (MS Office)
> >user and they appear fine.  I can save as an Open
> >Document Text file and they re-open fine.  When the MS
> >Office
> >user opens the same .doc file in Open Office 2.0 the
> >document has the blue background.
> >
> >The machines have Windows XP Home except the MS Office
> >user has Windows ME and MS Office 97.
> >
> >What gives?
> >
> >Thanks for any help.
> >
> Joe,
> I've never seen this happen, but I don't use MS Office much. I suggest,
> if no one on the OLUG list can help you, that you go here:
> http://support.openoffice.org/index.html
> and pose your question on a help forum or mailing list. Specifically,
> the user mail list is very active and you're likely to find help there.
> Irv
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