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changing colors of shaded text in the writer

asked 2017-10-25 17:25:03 +0200

cherryp gravatar image

Hello, I have documents where several lines of text are highlighted/shaded. When I print this document, the shaded text is a deep blue and the text is not visible.

Is there any way to change the shading to a lighter color so I can read the text or eliminate the shading completely?

Thanks for your help.

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Please attach an example document. Otherwise, we need to guess how the highlighting was originally added. Could be direct formatting or a character style for example.

Jim K gravatar imageJim K ( 2017-10-25 19:33:29 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-11-06 17:04:04 +0200

cherryp gravatar image

Thanks for the response Jim and apologies for not getting back sooner. I was away and couldn't check on this issue. I attempted to attach the document but received a message saying I needed 3 points to upload a file! I then copied a snippet of the text but all the formatting disappears.

Any suggestions?

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This should be a comment, not an answer. Do you have enough points to add a comment?

Jim K gravatar imageJim K ( 2017-11-06 17:26:26 +0200 )edit

Anyway, perhaps you could upload the file to another site such as dropbox.

Jim K gravatar imageJim K ( 2017-11-06 17:28:08 +0200 )edit

Thanks Jim, please bear with me as I'm new to this. I added the file to dropbox. please see

1) The attachment was created using Libreoffice. 2) Edited using Word and returned 3) Saved as ODT 4) When printing ODT, not all comments get printed, just whatever is visible on the screen. Highlighted text printed in light grey shading. Fine. 5) So, saved as PDF and printed. Shaded text is dark blue and not readable.

cherryp gravatar imagecherryp ( 2017-11-07 04:07:18 +0200 )edit
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