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Old 08-02-2011, 07:14 AM
 
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This is an unfinished sign that I made last night. When I print the document, the background does not print.

Please help me figure out what I'm doing wrong.


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Old 08-02-2011, 07:22 AM
 
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I can't help, but I'll be interested to see if someone has the answer. I had the same problem. When I printed in Word the background disappeared, but when I made the document in PP, it printed fine.
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I just tried to print it also and no background. Where is Tonya when we need her?
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:36 AM
 
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Just fyi the background colors/fill patterns are not made to show up when you print, but only show up on screen. Don't know why, but if you want it to show up you have to make a background image to use. Here is what I found on doing so.

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Solution 1: Insert a drawing object with the appropriate fill color behind the text elements. In Microsoft Word, draw a box the size of the page and fill it with the appropriate background color. Arrange the order of the elements so that the box is behind all text elements.
Note: Printer margins can trim part of the background box so that the background color does not reach the edge of the page.
Solution 2: Import the Microsoft Word document into another page layout application.

Import the Word document into a page-layout application (for example, Adobe InDesign). Apply the background color you want, and then re-create the PDF file. See the documentation included with the page-layout application for instructions on importing files and applying background colors.
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:40 AM
 
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I was able to take a screenshot of your background and add a text box. I don't know how you put the background on your document, but that might have something to do with they why?? Hope this helps.


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I'm pretty tech savvy...
Old 08-02-2011, 07:43 AM
 
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but I don't like working with Microsoft Word for this very reason...it's so hard to work with...PPT is better, but Publisher works the best in my humble opinion.

What kind of background did you have, maybe I can make it for you?? I wouldn't mind helping you out at all!
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:49 AM
 
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Using Windows 7
  1. Page Layout Tab
  2. Page Color
  3. Fill Effects
  4. Pattern
  5. Chose a pattern and a background color (foreground was white)
  6. Ok
The pattern didn't show up on the print preview page or when I printed it.

I also went back to step 5 and chose a foreground color but left the background color white. Still no luck.

Thanks to everyone who has already offered suggestions.
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:54 AM
 
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when you do that..you are only creating an image that will show up on the computer...the background needs to be some form of clipart....
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:57 AM
 
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So I need to find an image or clipart and insert it? Got it! Thanks so much. I'm going to try creating it in PowerPoint as well.

Thanks again everyone!
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Got it to print
Old 08-02-2011, 07:59 AM
 
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I was able to print it. You need to do the following on Word 2007 or later:

Go to File
Click on Options
Click on Display
Under printing options you need to click on "print background colors and images."

I made print screens (attached). Hope this works.


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Old 08-02-2011, 08:10 AM
 
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Thanks again everyone. SuperTeacher21 was able to figure it out. On my computer, I went to the print screen, options, and print background colors and images.

I LOVE PT AND ALL OF THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO ARE SO WILLING TO HELP!
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:16 AM
 
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thanks for teaching me something new!
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So glad it worked. I'm happy to help.
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Did you try this?
Old 08-02-2011, 09:20 AM
 
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Go to your document and then Go to Insert and click on Textbox
Draw a textbox over the surface of your document that you want to add color.
Go to Format and click on Borders and Shading
Click on Shading and choose your color
When your document pops up click on Text box go to format then to layout and click on behind the text.
Let me know if it works. There must be an easier way, but I don't know how. Good luck!
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