excel and word 2013 unable to change font color


  • Click on a cell. Can change font size, alignment, bold, etc. but can't change font color. Same is true in Word

    I'm able to change font color in Webmail and other programs.

    Any ideas?



    Edwin Steinberg

    Saturday, January 19, 2013 11:07 PM


All replies

  • Have you set a black-and-white printer as default printer?

    Regards, Hans Vogelaar

    Sunday, January 20, 2013 1:05 PM
  • Hi,

    First, check to see whether the method of Han's is worked.

    If it cannot solve the issue, then try to change the default printer to a different printer and check.

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    Jaynet Zhang
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, January 21, 2013 3:15 AM
  • Sorry took so long to get back. I don't have any physical printer attached.

    Edwin Steinberg

    Sunday, July 07, 2013 10:05 PM
  • That might well be the cause of the problem. I'd set an arbitrary color printer as default printer in Windows; it doesn't matter that it's not actually present.

    Regards, Hans Vogelaar

    Sunday, July 07, 2013 10:12 PM
  • Found the solution. Has nothing to do with the printer. I was using a high-contrast theme. When I chnaged it back to a default theme, the Ecel fonst show in color. 

    You can try it to verify.

    Strange  there doesn't seem to be anny mention of this.


    Edwin Steinberg

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013 4:38 AM