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How do I remove black highlighting from Word text that I highlighted,

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How do I remove black highlighting from Word text that I highlighted, copied and pasted to another secion of a document?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Bryan replied 5 years ago.
Hi, and thanks for using JustAnswer.

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Just to clarify, does the highlighted text show up in white instead of in black? Also, are you using Word 2003/2007/2010?

Regards
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The text is covered with black, not white, barely visible. I use Office 2002
Expert:  Bryan replied 5 years ago.
Okay, does this include any text you type in, or only for the text you copy-pasted?

Regards
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Only the text I had highlighted for copying a pasting remains in the black., and if I add to that text , the words are still obscured by the black. I cantype new words in the arear outside the black, and the text is normal, not black.
Expert:  Bryan replied 5 years ago.
Okay, are you using Windows XP/Vista/7?

Regards
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Windows XP. (The file in question was one I converted from a pdf format. After conversion, I opened the newly ceated Word file and began editing it.) cb
Expert:  Bryan replied 5 years ago.
I see, that might be the issue here. Now, please copy ALL of the text in the converted file, then go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad, then paste the copied text there first. Done that, open up a new Word document, then copy ALL of the text from Notepad this time, and paste it in the Word document.

Does this work for you?

Regards
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The problem with that is, the text with the black backgroundin places is the only Word file I have o f the pdf file. I have to get the black out in order to save a clean copy. So this won't work for me. I have made o many corrections/revisions in the save file I'm working on to lose it, which is what I would do if I converted angain from pdf. Understand?
Expert:  Bryan replied 5 years ago.
My apologies for the slight delay in follow up. Now, no problem - you may just copy the text from the Word document you are working on, to Notepad, then copy it over to a new Word document. Keep me posted.

Regards

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