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Trouble With Wordart In Publisher, Word

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#1 Boris


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Posted 08 August 2006 - 04:59 AM

Hello, all,

I've used Publisher before on my old computer and had no problems. Just got a new computer last week and it not working!

Basically whenever I create wordart in Publisher or Word it remains invisible. I can't fill it or add line colour. The transparency is set to 0 and changing it does nothing.
If I go into "format wordart" and try to change the colour it won't even accept it.

I've tried running office setup and using "repair and reinstall" but it did nothing.

The computer is brand spanking new (HP something) and runs XP professional and Office 2003 professional.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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#2 Boris

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 07:43 AM


Actually, it makes nearly all pictures transparent. Certainly all imported pictures, and some autoshapes- ovals in particular.

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 10:03 AM

Hi boris.
Did a little looking around and it would appear that many people have the same issue but for different reasons.
The simplest is to reduce your HW acceleration to see if it's a video driver issue.
Right click Desktop. Select Properties>Settings Tab>Advanced Button>Troubleshoot Tab. Slide it all the way to the left. Check to make sure you're not using a high contrast color scheme as well.
If you have Norton installed, you may want to try disabling the Office plug-in to see if it fixes it.
The "How To" is here. Some people have had to just plain uninstall it though.

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