Goal / Scope
The option to allow the field formatting in Microsoft Word can be difficult to locate. This process will allow the “shading” of a field to be set, or allow the behavior of the shading of a field to be changed.
Fields are a great way of making a repeatable form in Word. It allows the data to change for the fields while retaining the rest of the document. It is not always clear if fields exist in a document or there may be a need to make the fields less obvious (more seamless) in the document.
Methodology / Process Steps
In order to change the shaded background of fields
- Click the File tab
- Click Options
- Click Advanced
- Under Show document content, in the Field shading list, select one of the following:
- To make fields stand out from the rest of the document content, select Always
- To make fields blend in seamlessly with the document content, select Never
- To make users of Word aware that they have clicked in a field, select When selected
Note: When the field shading option is set to When selected, the field displays a gray background when you click within the field. However, the gray shading does not indicate that the field is selected. When you select the field by double-clicking or dragging the mouse, highlighting that indicates selection is added to the gray shading.
Known Issues / Troubleshooting
This section is for the issues that have well defined and tested solutions.
There are no none issues at this time.