Click, and all my text becomes white or disappears!

Created: Monday, July 12, 2004, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:46 am

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When I click the text placeholder, all my white text gets highlighted in white and I cannot see anything! What can I do?

In PowerPoint 97/2000: Go to Format | Slide Color Scheme. You’ll find your background color set to white. Change it to something darker (or a non-white color).

In PowerPoint 2002/2003: Go to Format | Slide Design. In the activated Slide Design task pane, click Color Schemes. Then click Edit Color Schemes… and change your background color from white to something darker (or a non-white color).

Related Links:

Echo Swinford has a nice Color Schemes tutorial on her site.

Steve Rindsberg’s PowerPoint FAQ has more info – see Text disappears when I edit it

Shyam Pillai’s free Color Schemes Manager allows you to manage and share your PowerPoint color schemes.

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