Registrations are now open. Join us today!
There is still a lot of work to do on the wiki yet! More information about editing can be found here.
Already have an account?

Microsoft KB Archive/168900

From BetaArchive Wiki

Article ID: 168900

Article Last Modified on 8/17/2005



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Publisher 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0



This article was previously published under Q168900

SYMPTOMS

If you run Microsoft Publisher 97 under Windows NT workstation, version 4.0, the Font Color and Object Color buttons on the Format Toolbar may not work correctly. For example, when you select some text or a drawing object and then click one of these buttons, the color list appears but disappears immediately and the selected text or object turns purple.

CAUSE

Your mouse is configured to automatically snap to the default button in dialog boxes. This is one of the options you can set in the Windows NT 4.0 Mouse Control Panel and also in the Microsoft IntelliPoint Software, version 2.0.

RESOLUTION

Method 1: Turn Off the Mouse Snap Option

If you are using the Microsoft IntelliPoint driver which ships with the Microsoft IntelliMouse, follow these steps:

  1. On the Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Mouse icon.
  3. Click the StepSavers tab.
  4. Click to clear the "Automatically Move Pointer To Default Button Or Center of Dialog Box" check box.
  5. Click OK.

If you are not using the Microsoft IntelliPoint driver, follow these steps instead:

  1. On the Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Mouse icon.
  3. Click the Motion tab.
  4. Click to clear the "Snap Mouse To the Default Button in Dialogs" check box.
  5. Click OK.

Method 2: Hold the Mouse Button When Selecting the Color

  1. Select the text, drawing object, or frame you want to change.
  2. Position the mouse pointer over the Font Color button or the Object Color button.
  3. Press and hold the left mouse button.


The color list is displayed as long as the mouse button is pressed.

  1. Position the mouse pointer over the color you want to use and then release the mouse button.

The color list disappears and the color you selected is applied to your text, drawing object, or frame.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Publisher 98.


Additional query words: 97 pub4 pub97 mspub w_mspub pointer arrow redraw color picker grid palette hidden disappear WinNT

Keywords: kbhardware kbui kbprb kbusage KB168900