Microsoft Word [Backgrounds]

By Maurice
Oct 20, 2003
  1. When I click on "background", select the one I want, & click "ok", the background appears, yet when I print, the sheet is plain, no colour, any ideas please?
  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    Are you out of color ink?
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    Document backgrounds are designed to be viewed on the screen and not printed. The background that you create by using the Background command on the Format menu will not print. To add printable background, borders, or shading to your page, use the Printed Watermark command (by pointing to Background on the Format menu) or the Borders and Shading command on the Format menu.

    :Found in the help feature for Word
  4. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 646

    Thanks for that, LNCPapa, didn't think of using the "Help" feature, will do, in future.
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    No prob - it's an art getting "help" to give you the results you want. Sometimes you have to coerce it like a Mac.
  6. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Heh that is too true. I don't know how many times I have tried using any help menu for something simple and it does everything BUT help you.
  7. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 646

    One more comment, there IS worse than trying to work out how the "Help" facility can be of use, that's going to M'soft for help, haven't had a useful reply yet, that is if you get a reply at all!!
    A friend told me to go to;-
    I believe this only deals with firewalls & the like though.
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