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Old 05-29-2018, 06:34 AM
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Hello, I have a problem with my citations. I copied my citations list from my main assignment and now it is highligted grey as shown in the document. I can't remove the highligting and it bugs me a lot. Can you help me?
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:38 AM
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try ctrl+A to highlight it all, then copy it, then open a new doc, then right click paste as "destination theme" or one of the other paste options. The good ole copy/paste seemed to rid the funky formatting. Can always copy that back into the original doc if need be. Happy word processing.
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I copied my citations list from my main assignment and now it is highligted grey as shown in the document. I can't remove the highligting and it bugs me a lot. Can you help me?
You have Word's field shading option turned on. This has no effect on printouts, etc. You can change the behaviour via File|Options|Advanced>Show Document Content>Field Shading.
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try ctrl+A to highlight it all, then copy it, then open a new doc, then right click paste as "destination theme" or one of the other paste options.
Completely inappropriate advice. The only paste option that would get rid of the field shading is one that destroys the BIBLIOGRAPHY field.
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You have Word's field shading option turned on. This has no effect on printouts, etc. You can change the behaviour via File|Options|Advanced>Show Document Content>Field Shading.
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