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How to Remove Gray Shading From Behind Text in Libre Writer odt document

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Without more information it is difficult to know what is happening. Is for example the grey background behind fields - page numbers, table of contents info, etc?

robleyd gravatar imagerobleyd ( 2017-04-18 06:29:42 +0100 )edit

When I copy text from webpage and paste it there's lines alternating White Grey. I wont to get rid of the grey so as to print the document..

Mr Don gravatar imageMr Don ( 2017-04-24 05:20:03 +0100 )edit

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answered 2019-09-08 02:22:14 +0100

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updated 2019-09-08 02:42:45 +0100

Mine is to report that I have the SAME issue. Up to a point the text I entered has gray shading behind it. When I go to Format>Text there is nothing. WHen I go to Format>Paragraph and select Borders, FIRST the Borders TAB goes BLACK. but then I see under "User-defined" a GRAY square in the center of the box and under Color, "Gray 6" appears but it is disabled, meaning I am unable to reset it!

I TRIED format painter but that was of no help. I ALSO tried Clone Formatting to no avail.

There were nearly 11 pages of that gray-background formatting then it STOPPED. Exported to Word 365 it became DARK BLUE and I wasn't able to change it IN Word!


I may HAVE an answer if you HAVE Word 365 - it appears that IN Word the "Clone formatting" DOES work!! But it may NOT work across page boundaries. - apparently it DOES work across page boundaries. File is FIXED using Word 365 and restored as an ODT file.

The QUESTION, however, is how this formatting came about in the FIRST PLACE? I've used both release and development versions of LibreOffice (and I DO donate, by the way)... so I have no clear history of the creation of this document.

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You have posted a question, not an answer. Consider starting a new question. Can you upload a sample file showing the issue with your new question.

robleyd gravatar imagerobleyd ( 2019-09-08 02:52:44 +0100 )edit
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