Hyperlinked Text with Gray Background RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a block of text which if I bring my cursor there, the text grays out like that but if the cursor is no longer there, the grayed out part goes away. The text is hyperlinked with bookmarks and cross references which takes you to a certain page if you control click the text. I'd like to remove this feature and make it so that the text is no longer grayed out. Any suggestions on how to make this happen?



    Friday, November 25, 2011 9:21 PM


  • By default, fields (such as tables of contents, captions, and cross-references) will have a grey shading when you select them. You can turn this off in Word Options. If you are using Word 2007 or 2010, set the option called “Field shading” to “Never.” The option is found under “Show document content” in the “Advanced” section of the dialog box.

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP
    • Edited by Stefan BlomMVP Saturday, November 26, 2011 2:15 PM
    • Marked as answer by Max Meng Thursday, December 1, 2011 5:28 AM
    Saturday, November 26, 2011 12:51 AM