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"automatic" font color black, not blue. How do I change this?

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Every word document that I open has the text in a blue color. I would like

word to have the "automatic" font color black, not blue. How do I change

this? Everytime I print a document I am using colored ink. Even email that I

recieve is black but prints blue.

Brian

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    • In a Normal style paragraph, go to Format | Font. Is the text color set to

      Blue? If so, change it to Automatic and click Default... If it's already set

      to Automatic (as your post implies), could it be that the Hyperlink

      character style is applied to your text?

      Also, if you are seeing the text in black but it's printing blue, then it

      could be that your printer is using a composite black instead of true black

      for the text, in which case likely your color printer cartridge is running

      out of magenta and yellow inks.

      Suzanne S. Barnhill

      Microsoft MVP (Word)

      Words into Type

      Fairhope, Alabama USA

      Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org

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      "Brian" <Brian.ms-word.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:3811FA36-E8FF-4397-9D04-C68FD7BDDF0C.ms-word.questionfor.info.microsoft.com...

      > Every word document that I open has the text in a blue color. I would like

      > word to have the "automatic" font color black, not blue. How do I change

      > this? Everytime I print a document I am using colored ink. Even email that

      I

      > recieve is black but prints blue.

      > Brian

      #1; Thu, 05 Jun 2008 10:07:00 GMT
    • Hi Brian,

      Could it be the case that your Normal style in Normal.dot is set to blue?

      Creat a new blank document, choose Format | Styles and formatting...

      In the task pane, click the triangle next to Normal and select Modify...

      Choose black text color, and check "Add to template".

      Close Word to make sure your changes are saved (if you are prompted to save

      Normal.dot, choose Yes).

      Start Word. It should be ok now.

      Good luck,

      Cooz

      PS: If this is a satisfying answer to your question and you're logged in via

      the Microsoft site, please click Yes to "Did this post answer the question?".

      Thanks.

      "Brian" wrote:

      > Every word document that I open has the text in a blue color. I would like

      > word to have the "automatic" font color black, not blue. How do I change

      > this? Everytime I print a document I am using colored ink. Even email that I

      > recieve is black but prints blue.

      > Brian

      #2; Thu, 05 Jun 2008 10:08:00 GMT