How to Choose highlight and text colour ?

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How to Choose highlight and text colour ?

Postby Joseph S. Klein » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:54 am

hi to all,

I know this will sound pretty simplistic but I cannot figure out how to change the text or highlight colour...
no drop downs or arrows appear beside the font or highlight buttons....

Any help well be appreciated,
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Re: How to Choose highlight and text colour ?

Postby Jalium » Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:41 am

Hi and welcome to the sysinfotools forums community!

You can always select some text and use the character formatting menu:
1. Format > Character > Font Effects > Font Color ...
2. Format > Character > Background ...

As for the toolbar buttons, I can't think how you might get the icons without having any drop-downs.

Do you see the same problem with a brand new document ?
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Re: How to Choose highlight and text colour ?

Postby Joseph S. Klein » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:05 am

Hi Jalium,

I tried a new doc...same problem; no colour options for font or highlight...if I click on font colour, it turns the text red, only....can only highlight in yellow.
Thanks for the "Cjaracter-Font Effects" hint; at least I can change text colour...a bit cumbersome though. I've tried out all available tool bars, in case I need to activate something there, but no luck. I wonder if the next fix would be getting rid of this OPen Office download and getting another....
Last edited by Joseph S. Klein on Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:58 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: How to Choose highlight and text colour ?

Postby Jalium » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:30 pm

In that case, I'd try a fresh OO settings profile. The usual approach anytime OO suddenly starts acting strange is to get a fresh settings profile. This just means exiting OO, renaming (or removing) the folder where OO stores all its settings, then restarting OO--it will then create a new settings profile folder.
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Re: How to Choose highlight and text colour ?

Postby Joseph S. Klein » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:02 am

i'll give that a try (and read the tutorial: )
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Re: How to Choose highlight and text colour ?

Postby Joseph S. Klein » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:47 am

that worked perfectly!
many thanks,
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