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Microsoft KB Archive/170944

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Article ID: 170944

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q170944


Some page borders are displayed with a white background. This behavior occurs (and may present a problem) if you have the Blue background, white text option selected. (On the Tools menu, click Options, and click the General tab.)


Some border art has a white background, and other art has a transparent background.


There is no way to modify or edit the page border art. To change the background color back to the standard white background with black text, do the following steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. Click the General tab.
  3. Click to clear the Blue background, white text check box.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


The transparency or non-transparency of the border art has to do with the way the border art was created. Some border art has a white background (in the actual metafile) instead of a transparent one. Not all of the borders have a white background. Border art images with non-white backgrounds include the following:

Balloons (bunch of balloons not the hot air balloon)
Pine trees (non stylistic)
Heart (big red one)
Red cube
The bio-hazard circle (yellow and black)

To insert page border art, follow these steps:

  1. On the Format menu, click Borders and Shading.
  2. Click the Page Border tab, and click to select the art you want in the Art drop-down list.

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

157098 WD97: General Information About Page Borders in Word 97

Additional query words: 8.0

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