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Sun, 01 Jun 2008 17:38:00 GMT, 8 comments.

We have started using MS Word 2000 (being forced to use it because with

our new network software WordPerfect keeps crashing).

The page numbers are so dimmed as to be almost invisible. I really

have to squint.

I click on the page number, that shaded square appears, and I change

"Font Color" (the "A" button on the upper right) to black, but this

doesn't help.

Also, I go to the "Page Numbering" Style, go to Format --> Font, change

the font color to black, and that doesn't help either.

Any help would be appreciated. It is important to see how the page

number appears.


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  1. Text in the header and footer is dimmed when you are working in the document

    body and vice versa. The page number should look normal in Print Preview and

    will print normally.

    Suzanne S. Barnhill

    Microsoft MVP (Word)

    Words into Type

    Fairhope, Alabama USA

    Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org

    Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so

    all may benefit.

    <donnylaja.ms-word.todaysummary.com.aol.com> wrote in message

    news:1107529467.375989.201370.ms-word.todaysummary.com.f14g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...

    > We have started using MS Word 2000 (being forced to use it because with

    > our new network software WordPerfect keeps crashing).

    > The page numbers are so dimmed as to be almost invisible. I really

    > have to squint.

    > I click on the page number, that shaded square appears, and I change

    > "Font Color" (the "A" button on the upper right) to black, but this

    > doesn't help.

    > Also, I go to the "Page Numbering" Style, go to Format --> Font, change

    > the font color to black, and that doesn't help either.

    > Any help would be appreciated. It is important to see how the page

    > number appears.

    >

  2. In Word's Print Layout view, headers and footers are always grayed or dimmed

    when you're working in the body of the text, and vice versa. To see how

    they'll look on paper, use File > Print Preview.

    Regards,

    Jay Freedman

    Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

    donnylaja.ms-word.todaysummary.com.aol.com wrote:

    > We have started using MS Word 2000 (being forced to use it because

    > with our new network software WordPerfect keeps crashing).

    > The page numbers are so dimmed as to be almost invisible. I really

    > have to squint.

    > I click on the page number, that shaded square appears, and I change

    > "Font Color" (the "A" button on the upper right) to black, but this

    > doesn't help.

    > Also, I go to the "Page Numbering" Style, go to Format --> Font,

    > change the font color to black, and that doesn't help either.

    > Any help would be appreciated. It is important to see how the page

    > number appears.

  3. Thanks very much for your quick replies. I know you do this for free

    and I am grateful.

    (The answer is disappointing -- it means that to remember what page I'm

    on, I have to either continually click onto Print Preview, or clutter

    the screen with the status bar -- but that's just the fault of

    Microsoft, of course.)

  4. FWIW, I can't imagine working in Word without the status bar displayed.

    Suzanne S. Barnhill

    Microsoft MVP (Word)

    Words into Type

    Fairhope, Alabama USA

    Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org

    Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so

    all may benefit.

    <donnylaja.ms-word.todaysummary.com.aol.com> wrote in message

    news:1107534239.721419.36030.ms-word.todaysummary.com.g14g2000cwa.googlegro ups.com...

    > Thanks very much for your quick replies. I know you do this for free

    > and I am grateful.

    > (The answer is disappointing -- it means that to remember what page I'm

    > on, I have to either continually click onto Print Preview, or clutter

    > the screen with the status bar -- but that's just the fault of

    > Microsoft, of course.)

    >

  5. The status bar tells you where you are in the document. I always know

    that. In WordPerfect, if I forgot what page I was on, I could simply

    hop down a few lines to the end of the page. Now I have to add the

    status bar, which takes up space, and except for the page number,

    clutters the screen with useless info.

  6. I consider it a waste of space too. But I never care what page I am on until

    I am ready to print, and then I check print preview.

    On 2/4/05 9:49 AM, "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

    > FWIW, I can't imagine working in Word without the status bar displayed.

    Daiya Mitchell, MVP Mac/Word

    Word FAQ: http://www.word.mvps.org/

    MacWord Tips: <http://www.word.mvps.org/MacWordNew/>

    What's an MVP? A volunteer! Read the FAQ: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/

  7. It also tells you whether you have Track Changes enabled or have

    accidentally kicked into Overtype mode and various other "status" issues

    including saving and printing. For documents with more than one section, it

    can be an invaluable troubleshooting tool.

    Suzanne S. Barnhill

    Microsoft MVP (Word)

    Words into Type

    Fairhope, Alabama USA

    Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org

    Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so

    all may benefit.

    <donnylaja.ms-word.todaysummary.com.aol.com> wrote in message

    news:1107542486.018215.79840.ms-word.todaysummary.com.f14g2000cwb.googlegro ups.com...

    > The status bar tells you where you are in the document. I always know

    > that. In WordPerfect, if I forgot what page I was on, I could simply

    > hop down a few lines to the end of the page. Now I have to add the

    > status bar, which takes up space, and except for the page number,

    > clutters the screen with useless info.

    >

  8. On 4 Feb 2005 10:41:26 -0800, donnylaja.ms-word.todaysummary.com.aol.com wrote:

    >The status bar tells you where you are in the document. I always know

    >that. In WordPerfect, if I forgot what page I was on, I could simply

    >hop down a few lines to the end of the page. Now I have to add the

    >status bar, which takes up space, and except for the page number,

    >clutters the screen with useless info.

    In Word, you don't even need to hop down to the bottom of the page.

    Just click (without dragging) on the thumb-button on the vertical

    scroll bar and it will tell you the page number plus some arbitrary

    recent heading.

    Bob S

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