PPT7: Cannot Change Color of Embossed Text in PowerPoint 4.0 Fil

ID: q178120

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When you open a PowerPoint for Windows version 4.0 presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows 95 version 7.0, the color of text that has emboss character formatting applied to it cannot be changed.


In PowerPoint 7.0, text to which you have applied embossed formatting retains the true characteristics of embossing. That is, the text picks up the color of the material to which the embossing has been applied. In PowerPoint 7.0 this is the background color of the slide. This functionality is different from PowerPoint 4.0.


To work around this behavior, change the background color of your slide by following these steps:

1. Right-click outside of any object bounding box, and then click

   Custom Background on the menu that appears.

2. In the Fill Color list, click the down arrow and select the color
   you want.

3. Click Apply to apply the color to the current slide. Or, click
   Apply To All to apply the color to all the slides in the


Microsoft welcomes suggestions or comments about changes in functionality and product design. You are invited to submit suggestions by filling out the form at the following Microsoft Web site:


Additional query words: Powerpt ppt emboss 4.0 ppt ppt95 wppt4 mppt4 convert import load emboss
Keywords          : kbinterop kbdta kbconversion
Version           : WINDOWS:7.0,97
Platform          : WINDOWS
Hardware          : x86
Issue type        : kbprb

Last Reviewed: August 4, 1998