grey highlight on page numbers and table of contents

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Vegard Høyvik

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Nov 9, 2001, 2:52:17 AM11/9/01
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suddenly my page numbers get highlighted with a light grey color, but it is
NOT ordinary highlightening. Of course I hav tried that. When I insert "Page
x of y" in header only the numbers gets grey.

Anyone who knows how to deal with this? I want it to go away, it is not
pretty!

- - -
regards vegard

John McGhie [MVP]

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Nov 9, 2001, 5:03:01 AM11/9/01
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Hi Veygard

Yes, you have turned on Field Shading.

Personally I leave it that way, because I like to see when things are being
produced by fields.

However if you don't like it, go to Word>Preferences>View and change the
selection in the Field Shading box.

Hope this helps

On 9/11/01 6:52 PM, in article B81149C1.123%veg...@bilderogbokstaver.no,
"Vegard Høyvik" <veg...@bilderogbokstaver.no> wrote:

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On Friday, November 9, 2001 2:54:21 AM UTC-5, Vegard Høyvik wrote:
Helped me too!!! Thank you SO MUCH!!!

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On Friday, November 9, 2001 2:54:21 AM UTC-5, Vegard Høyvik wrote:
thanks

Latarnik

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In my texts I am getting grey shadow around all the words and photos, regardless of settings at the preferences. I do not know how to get rid of it?
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On Friday, November 9, 2001 2:54:21 AM UTC-5, Vegard Høyvik wrote:
Thanks John McGhie! That's what I needed to know!

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On Friday, November 9, 2001 5:09:17 AM UTC-5, John McGhie [MVP] wrote:
Thanks solved my pb.

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Thank youuuuu :) The grey was very annoying. Helped me as well.

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Solved my problem too, thanks heaps.

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Thanks, John! Solve my problem as well... What a relief!

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Op vrijdag 9 november 2001 02:52:17 UTC-5 schreef Vegard Høyvik:
> suddenly my page numbers get highlighted with a light grey color, but it is
> NOT ordinary highlightening. Of course I hav tried that. When I insert "Page
> x of y" in header only the numbers gets grey.
>
> Anyone who knows how to deal with this? I want it to go away, it is not
> pretty!
>
> - - -
> regards vegard

Haha this threat still fixes problems! thaaanks!

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On Friday, November 9, 2001 at 6:03:01 PM UTC+8, John McGhie [MVP] wrote:
> Hi Veygard
>
> Yes, you have turned on Field Shading.
>
> Personally I leave it that way, because I like to see when things are being
> produced by fields.
>
> However if you don't like it, go to Word>Preferences>View and change the
> selection in the Field Shading box.
>
> Hope this helps
>
> On 9/11/01 6:52 PM, in article B81149C1.123%veg...@bilderogbokstaver.no,
> "Vegard Høyvik" <veg...@bilderogbokstaver.no> wrote:
>
> > suddenly my page numbers get highlighted with a light grey color, but it is
> > NOT ordinary highlightening. Of course I hav tried that. When I insert "Page
> > x of y" in header only the numbers gets grey.
> >
> > Anyone who knows how to deal with this? I want it to go away, it is not
> > pretty!
> >
> > - - -
> > regards vegard
> >
>
> --
> Please post replies to the newsgroup to maintain the thread.
>
> John McGhie, Microsoft MVP: Word for Macintosh and Word for Windows
> Consultant Technical Writer
> <jo...@mcghie-information.com.au>
> +61 4 1209 1410; Sydney, Australia: GMT + 10 hrs

Hey, thanks for the help! Been trying to figure out how to remove it for several minutes now.

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On Thursday, November 8, 2001 at 11:52:17 PM UTC-8, Vegard Høyvik wrote:
> suddenly my page numbers get highlighted with a light grey color, but it is
> NOT ordinary highlightening. Of course I hav tried that. When I insert "Page
> x of y" in header only the numbers gets grey.
>
> Anyone who knows how to deal with this? I want it to go away, it is not
> pretty!
>
> - - -
> regards vegard

Thank you! Your response answered my question 15 years later.

Susan

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On Thursday, 8 November 2001 23:52:17 UTC-8, Vegard Høyvik wrote:
> suddenly my page numbers get highlighted with a light grey color, but it is
> NOT ordinary highlightening. Of course I hav tried that. When I insert "Page
> x of y" in header only the numbers gets grey.
>
> Anyone who knows how to deal with this? I want it to go away, it is not
> pretty!
>
> - - -
> regards vegard

This post just saved my Masters project. Thank you!!!!

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On Friday, November 9, 2001 at 1:52:17 AM UTC-6, Vegard Høyvik wrote:
> suddenly my page numbers get highlighted with a light grey color, but it is
> NOT ordinary highlightening. Of course I hav tried that. When I insert "Page
> x of y" in header only the numbers gets grey.
>
> Anyone who knows how to deal with this? I want it to go away, it is not
> pretty!
>
> - - -
> regards vegard

I was losing my mind. Thank you!

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Thanks man. That helped.

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On Friday, November 9, 2001 at 5:03:01 AM UTC-5, John McGhie [MVP] wrote:
> Hi Veygard
>
> Yes, you have turned on Field Shading.
>
> Personally I leave it that way, because I like to see when things are being
> produced by fields.
>
> However if you don't like it, go to Word>Preferences>View and change the
> selection in the Field Shading box.
>
> Hope this helps
>
> On 9/11/01 6:52 PM, in article B81149C1.123%veg...@bilderogbokstaver.no,
> "Vegard Høyvik" <veg...@bilderogbokstaver.no> wrote:
>
> > suddenly my page numbers get highlighted with a light grey color, but it is
> > NOT ordinary highlightening. Of course I hav tried that. When I insert "Page
> > x of y" in header only the numbers gets grey.
> >
> > Anyone who knows how to deal with this? I want it to go away, it is not
> > pretty!
> >
> > - - -
> > regards vegard
> >
>
> --
> Please post replies to the newsgroup to maintain the thread.
>
> John McGhie, Microsoft MVP: Word for Macintosh and Word for Windows
> Consultant Technical Writer
> <jo...@mcghie-information.com.au>
> +61 4 1209 1410; Sydney, Australia: GMT + 10 hrs

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This helped a lot! Thanks!

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On Friday, 9 November 2001 07:52:17 UTC, Vegard Høyvik wrote:
> suddenly my page numbers get highlighted with a light grey color, but it is
> NOT ordinary highlightening. Of course I hav tried that. When I insert "Page
> x of y" in header only the numbers gets grey.
>
> Anyone who knows how to deal with this? I want it to go away, it is not
> pretty!
>
> - - -
> regards vegard

Thank you!

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Jul 17, 2016, 3:14:03 AM7/17/16
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On Tool Bar Click on TOOLS - Click on Options - Click on View Tab - Under "Field Shading" change it to "Never"

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Nov 9, 2016, 9:09:48 AM11/9/16
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thank you so much, I was almost having a heart attack :(

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thanks. :)

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Worked like a charm, thanks you so much John.

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sexta-feira, 9 de Novembro de 2001 às 07:52:17 UTC, Vegard Høyvik escreveu:
> suddenly my page numbers get highlighted with a light grey color, but it is
> NOT ordinary highlightening. Of course I hav tried that. When I insert "Page
> x of y" in header only the numbers gets grey.
>
> Anyone who knows how to deal with this? I want it to go away, it is not
> pretty!
>
> - - -
> regards vegard

@ John McGhie [MVP]
15+ years and counting!
Thanks.

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On Friday, November 9, 2001 at 5:03:01 AM UTC-5, John McGhie [MVP] wrote:
> Hi Veygard
>
> Yes, you have turned on Field Shading.
>
> Personally I leave it that way, because I like to see when things are being
> produced by fields.
>
> However if you don't like it, go to Word>Preferences>View and change the
> selection in the Field Shading box.
>
> Hope this helps
>
> On 9/11/01 6:52 PM, in article B81149C1.123%veg...@bilderogbokstaver.no,
> "Vegard Høyvik" <veg...@bilderogbokstaver.no> wrote:
>
> > suddenly my page numbers get highlighted with a light grey color, but it is
> > NOT ordinary highlightening. Of course I hav tried that. When I insert "Page
> > x of y" in header only the numbers gets grey.
> >
> > Anyone who knows how to deal with this? I want it to go away, it is not
> > pretty!
> >
> > - - -
> > regards vegard
> >
>
> --
> Please post replies to the newsgroup to maintain the thread.
>
> John McGhie, Microsoft MVP: Word for Macintosh and Word for Windows
> Consultant Technical Writer
> <jo...@mcghie-information.com.au>
> +61 4 1209 1410; Sydney, Australia: GMT + 10 hrs

You are the man

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On Thursday, November 8, 2001 at 10:52:17 PM UTC-9, Vegard Høyvik wrote:
> suddenly my page numbers get highlighted with a light grey color, but it is
> NOT ordinary highlightening. Of course I hav tried that. When I insert "Page
> x of y" in header only the numbers gets grey.
>
> Anyone who knows how to deal with this? I want it to go away, it is not
> pretty!
>
> - - -
> regards vegard

You rock. thank you

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Mar 24, 2017, 5:32:32 PM3/24/17
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John McGhvie, this solved that same issue for me.

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On Friday, November 9, 2001 at 6:52:17 PM UTC+11, Vegard Høyvik wrote:
> suddenly my page numbers get highlighted with a light grey color, but it is
> NOT ordinary highlightening. Of course I hav tried that. When I insert "Page
> x of y" in header only the numbers gets grey.
>
> Anyone who knows how to deal with this? I want it to go away, it is not
> pretty!
>
> - - -
> regards vegard

I can't find field shading in View. My essay has greyed out page numbers only.

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On Friday, November 9, 2001 at 6:52:17 PM UTC+11, Vegard Høyvik wrote:
> suddenly my page numbers get highlighted with a light grey color, but it is
> NOT ordinary highlightening. Of course I hav tried that. When I insert "Page
> x of y" in header only the numbers gets grey.
>
> Anyone who knows how to deal with this? I want it to go away, it is not
> pretty!
>
> - - -
> regards vegard

You're a legend John!

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On Friday, November 9, 2001 at 2:52:17 AM UTC-5, Vegard Høyvik wrote:
> suddenly my page numbers get highlighted with a light grey color, but it is
> NOT ordinary highlightening. Of course I hav tried that. When I insert "Page
> x of y" in header only the numbers gets grey.
>
> Anyone who knows how to deal with this? I want it to go away, it is not
> pretty!
>
> - - -
> regards vegard

lol pretty amazing to see this post helping people (me included now) for so many years. I DID NOT turn field chasing on intentionally - how that happened, I may never know. But of course turning it off saved the day. Thanks!

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On Friday, November 9, 2001 at 9:03:01 PM UTC+11, John McGhie [MVP] wrote:
> Hi Veygard
>
> Yes, you have turned on Field Shading.
>
> Personally I leave it that way, because I like to see when things are being
> produced by fields.
>
> However if you don't like it, go to Word>Preferences>View and change the
> selection in the Field Shading box.
>
> Hope this helps
>
> On 9/11/01 6:52 PM, in article B81149C1.123%veg...@bilderogbokstaver.no,
> "Vegard Høyvik" <veg...@bilderogbokstaver.no> wrote:
>
> > suddenly my page numbers get highlighted with a light grey color, but it is
> > NOT ordinary highlightening. Of course I hav tried that. When I insert "Page
> > x of y" in header only the numbers gets grey.
> >
> > Anyone who knows how to deal with this? I want it to go away, it is not
> > pretty!
> >
> > - - -
> > regards vegard
> >
>
> --
> Please post replies to the newsgroup to maintain the thread.
>
> John McGhie, Microsoft MVP: Word for Macintosh and Word for Windows
> Consultant Technical Writer
> <jo...@mcghie-information.com.au>
> +61 4 1209 1410; Sydney, Australia: GMT + 10 hrs

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On Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 12:57:09 AM UTC-5, cfmo...@ualberta.ca wrote:
> Thanks! I was going crazy. So helpful 16 years and counting!
>
> :)

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On Friday, November 9, 2001 at 2:52:17 AM UTC-5, Vegard Høyvik wrote:
> suddenly my page numbers get highlighted with a light grey color, but it is
> NOT ordinary highlightening. Of course I hav tried that. When I insert "Page
> x of y" in header only the numbers gets grey.
>
> Anyone who knows how to deal with this? I want it to go away, it is not
> pretty!
>
> - - -
> regards vegard

Thanks for the help, that was really annoying.

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On Friday, November 9, 2001 at 1:52:17 AM UTC-6, Vegard Høyvik wrote:
> suddenly my page numbers get highlighted with a light grey color, but it is
> NOT ordinary highlightening. Of course I hav tried that. When I insert "Page
> x of y" in header only the numbers gets grey.
>
> Anyone who knows how to deal with this? I want it to go away, it is not
> pretty!
>
> - - -
> regards vegard

Thank You - that was driving me crazy!!!!!

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On Friday, November 9, 2001 at 5:03:01 AM UTC-5, John McGhie [MVP] wrote:
> Hi Veygard
>
> Yes, you have turned on Field Shading.
>
> Personally I leave it that way, because I like to see when things are being
> produced by fields.
>
> However if you don't like it, go to Word>Preferences>View and change the
> selection in the Field Shading box.
>
> Hope this helps
>
> On 9/11/01 6:52 PM, in article B81149C1.123%veg...@bilderogbokstaver.no,
> "Vegard Høyvik" <veg...@bilderogbokstaver.no> wrote:
>
> > suddenly my page numbers get highlighted with a light grey color, but it is
> > NOT ordinary highlightening. Of course I hav tried that. When I insert "Page
> > x of y" in header only the numbers gets grey.
> >
> > Anyone who knows how to deal with this? I want it to go away, it is not
> > pretty!
> >
> > - - -
> > regards vegard
> >
>
> --
> Please post replies to the newsgroup to maintain the thread.
>
> John McGhie, Microsoft MVP: Word for Macintosh and Word for Windows
> Consultant Technical Writer
> <jo...@mcghie-information.com.au>
> +61 4 1209 1410; Sydney, Australia: GMT + 10 hrs

Yes!!!!!!!!
Thank you so much...I am so OCD this was driving me nuts!

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Thanks!!!

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On Friday, November 9, 2001 at 7:52:17 AM UTC, Vegard Høyvik wrote:
> suddenly my page numbers get highlighted with a light grey color, but it is
> NOT ordinary highlightening. Of course I hav tried that. When I insert "Page
> x of y" in header only the numbers gets grey.
>
> Anyone who knows how to deal with this? I want it to go away, it is not
> pretty!
>
> - - -
> regards vegard

thanks so much for this I was panicking with my PhD dissertation when I saw the grey colour.

Wim Toremans

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On Friday, 9 November 2001 at 11:03:01 UTC+1, John McGhie [MVP] wrote:
> Hi Veygard
> Yes, you have turned on Field Shading.
> Personally I leave it that way, because I like to see when things are being
> produced by fields.
> However if you don't like it, go to Word>Preferences>View and change the
> selection in the Field Shading box.
> Hope this helps
> On 9/11/01 6:52 PM, in article B81149C1.123%veg...@bilderogbokstaver.no,
> "Vegard Høyvik" <veg...@bilderogbokstaver.no> wrote:
> > suddenly my page numbers get highlighted with a light grey color, but it is
> > NOT ordinary highlightening. Of course I hav tried that. When I insert "Page
> > x of y" in header only the numbers gets grey.
> >
> > Anyone who knows how to deal with this? I want it to go away, it is not
> > pretty!
> >
> > - - -
> > regards vegard
> >
> --
> Please post replies to the newsgroup to maintain the thread.
> John McGhie, Microsoft MVP: Word for Macintosh and Word for Windows
> Consultant Technical Writer
> <jo...@mcghie-information.com.au>
> +61 4 1209 1410; Sydney, Australia: GMT + 10 hrs

Nowadays, in Word for Office 365, this setting can be found under File > Options > Advanced. It's a dropdown in the 'Show Document Content' section. Who knows, it might help someone in 2024! :-)
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