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Microsoft KB Archive/171336

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WD97: Font Animation May Not Be Shown on Last Line of Text

Article ID: 171336

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q171336


When you view a document containing font animation, the line of text at the bottom of the document window may not show the font animation.

This problem may occur in any view.


If the last line of text is partially obscured by the document window, then it will not show the font animation. This behavior is by design.


In Word 97, the following font animation effects are available:

  • Blinking Background
  • Las Vegas Lights
  • Marching Black Ants
  • Marching Red Ants
  • Shimmer
  • Sparkle Text

To format your text with font animation, follow these steps:

  1. In the Word document, select the text to apply animation to.
  2. On the Format menu, click Font.
  3. Click to select the Animation tab.
  4. Under Animations, click to select the desired animation, and then click OK.

NOTE: If you click Default on the Animation tab, you are prompted with the following message:

Do you want to change the default font to , <font

This change will affect all new documents based on the NORMAL

If you click Yes, the default font uses the animation effect in all new Word documents.

If you click No, the default font does not change, and does not use the animation effect.

For additional information about font animation, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

155948 WD97: Font Animation Lost After Saving to HTML Format

157478 WD97: What's New in Word 97

Or, click the Office Assistant, type font animation, click Search, and then click to view the "Create animated text" topic.

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Microsoft Help is not installed on your computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

120802 Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component

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