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Microsoft KB Archive/104965

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DW0892: Switching the Graphics Mode Text Color to Bright White

Q104965



The information in this article applies to:


  • Microsoft Word for MS-DOS, version 6.0





SUMMARY

The following is the complete text of the application note titled "DW0892: Switching the Graphics Mode Text Color to Bright White."

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DW0892.exe

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THE TEXT OF DW0892

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  Microsoft(R) Product Support Services Application Note (Text File)
    DW0892: SWITCHING THE GRAPHICS MODE TEXT COLOR TO BRIGHT WHITE
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                                                   Revision Date: 8/93
                                                       1 Disk Included

The following information applies to Microsoft Word for MS-DOS,
version 6.0.

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| INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS DOCUMENT AND ANY SOFTWARE THAT MAY     |
| ACCOMPANY THIS DOCUMENT (collectively referred to as an Application |
| Note) IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER      |
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| PURPOSE. The user assumes the entire risk as to the accuracy and    |
| the use of this Application Note. This Application Note may be      |
| copied and distributed subject to the following conditions:  1) All |
| text must be copied without modification and all pages must be      |
| included;  2) If software is included, all files on the disk(s)     |
| must be copied without modification (the MS-DOS utility diskcopy is |
| appropriate for this purpose);  3) All components of this           |
| Application Note must be distributed together;  and  4) This        |
| Application Note may not be distributed for profit.                 |
|                                                                     |
| Copyright (C) 1993 Microsoft Corporation.  All Rights Reserved.     |
| Microsoft and MS-DOS are registered trademarks and Windows is a     |
| trademark of Microsoft Corporation.                                 |
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Introduction
------------

The disk provided with this Application Note contains the following
two files:

   BRTWHITE.BAT
   WDBF.EXE

BRTWHITE.BAT is an MS-DOS batch file that modifies your Word for MS-
DOS program file (WORD.EXE) so that the text color is bright (high)
white when you are in graphics mode. By default in Word version 6.0,
the text color in graphics mode (instead of being bright white) is
gray (low white) on a color display adapter such as a VGA or an EGA.
By contrast, in earlier versions of Word, the text color in graphics
mode is bright white. On monochrome or two-color displays, the text
color in graphics mode is still bright white, as in previous versions
of Word.

  NOTE: BRTWHITE.BAT does not change the text color to any color other
  than bright white.

WDBF.EXE is the Word BYTEFIX utility. BRTWHITE.BAT uses this utility
(WDBF.EXE) to modify your Word program file as described in the
previous paragraph.

To Install BRTWHITE.BAT
-----------------------

Use the following instructions to copy the files from the enclosed
DW0892 disk to your hard disk:

1. Exit Word.

2. Insert the DW0892 disk in your floppy disk drive.

3. At the MS-DOS command prompt, type the following command and press
   ENTER

      copy <drive>:\*.* <destination>

   where drive is the floppy disk drive containing the DW0892 disk and
   destination is the path to your Word program directory (that is,
   the drive and directory where your Word for MS-DOS program files
   reside). For example, if the DW0892 disk is in drive A, and your
   Word program directory is called WORD6DOS and is on drive C, type
   the following command:

      copy a:\*.* c:\word6dos

To Use BRTWHITE.BAT
-------------------

To use the BRTWHITE.BAT file to modify your WORD.EXE file so that the
text color is bright white instead of low white in graphics mode, do
the following:

1. At the MS-DOS command prompt, change to the Word program directory
   by typing the following and then pressing ENTER

      cd <destination>

   where <destination> is the path to your Word program directory. For
   example, if your Word program directory is called WORD6DOS and is
   on drive C, type the following command:

      cd c:\word6dos

2. At the MS-DOS command prompt, type the following and then press
   ENTER:

      brtwhite

Next time you start Word, the text color in graphics mode will be
bright white.

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