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A headache o use Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Rajinder Nijjhar, May 9, 2010.

  1. Rajinder Nijjhar

    Rajinder Nijjhar Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    Bought a New Computer and with it Windows 7.

    I tried Word documents. It is not showing Page break dotted line. I tried
    to give letters different colours, I could not. I highlighted the text and
    then selected the colour but it would colour the whole page with the same
    colour even though I highlighted a line.

    I have XP Pro programme. I am thinking of using that one please. Any
    problem in un-installing Window 7 and replacing it with XP Pro?

    Is there a telephone help line for such problems please?


    Rajinder
     
  2. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "Rajinder Nijjhar" <rajinder.nijjhar@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    news:suyFn.13193$rS7.10336@newsfe05.ams2...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Bought a New Computer and with it Windows 7.
    >
    > I tried Word documents. It is not showing Page break dotted line. I tried
    > to give letters different colours, I could not. I highlighted the text and
    > then selected the colour but it would colour the whole page with the same
    > colour even though I highlighted a line.
    >
    > I have XP Pro programme. I am thinking of using that one please. Any
    > problem in un-installing Window 7 and replacing it with XP Pro?
    >
    > Is there a telephone help line for such problems please?
    >
    >


    So what version of Word have you installed on Windows 7?
     
  3. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Press CTRL+Shift+8 to show formatting. As to the coloring of the entire
    page as opposed to selected text, I suggest you ask in one of the Word
    newsgroups that Microsoft provides access to, be sure to mention your
    version of Word, when you post.

    On 5/9/2010 8:09 AM, Rajinder Nijjhar wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > Bought a New Computer and with it Windows 7.
    >
    > I tried Word documents. It is not showing Page break dotted line. I tried
    > to give letters different colours, I could not. I highlighted the text and
    > then selected the colour but it would colour the whole page with the same
    > colour even though I highlighted a line.
    >
    > I have XP Pro programme. I am thinking of using that one please. Any
    > problem in un-installing Window 7 and replacing it with XP Pro?
    >
    > Is there a telephone help line for such problems please?
    >
    >
    > Rajinder
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  4. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Rajinder Nijjhar wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > Bought a New Computer and with it Windows 7.
    >
    > I tried Word documents. It is not showing Page break dotted line. I tried
    > to give letters different colours, I could not. I highlighted the text and
    > then selected the colour but it would colour the whole page with the same
    > colour even though I highlighted a line.
    >
    > I have XP Pro programme. I am thinking of using that one please. Any
    > problem in un-installing Window 7 and replacing it with XP Pro?
    >
    > Is there a telephone help line for such problems please?
    >
    >
    > Rajinder
    >
    >
    >
    >

    Tried Open Office? It is free.
     
  5. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 9 May 2010 14:09:41 +0100, "Rajinder Nijjhar"
    <rajinder.nijjhar@ntlworld.com> wrote:

    > Bought a New Computer and with it Windows 7.
    >
    > I tried Word documents. It is not showing Page break dotted line. I tried
    > to give letters different colours, I could not. I highlighted the text and
    > then selected the colour but it would colour the whole page with the same
    > colour even though I highlighted a line.
    >
    > I have XP Pro programme. I am thinking of using that one please. Any
    > problem in un-installing Window 7 and replacing it with XP Pro?
    >
    > Is there a telephone help line for such problems please?



    This is not at all a Windows 7 issue, and switching to XP won't solve
    it. It is an issue with Word. You should ask your question in a Word
    newsgroup or forum, since that's where the Word experts hang out.

    And when you ask there, be sure to tell them what version of Word you
    are running.
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
     
  6. johnbee

    johnbee Flightless Bird

    "Rajinder Nijjhar" <rajinder.nijjhar@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    news:suyFn.13193$rS7.10336@newsfe05.ams2...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Bought a New Computer and with it Windows 7.
    >
    > I tried Word documents. It is not showing Page break dotted line. I tried
    > to give letters different colours, I could not. I highlighted the text and
    > then selected the colour but it would colour the whole page with the same
    > colour even though I highlighted a line.
    >
    > I have XP Pro programme. I am thinking of using that one please. Any
    > problem in un-installing Window 7 and replacing it with XP Pro?
    >
    > Is there a telephone help line for such problems please?
    >
    >
    > Rajinder
    >
    >
    >
    >


    I am not knowledgeable about Word: the problem of colour that you describe
    sounds exactly like problems I get when I don't really know how to do it.
    I will say something about the page breaks though. I am not sure whether
    you want it to show a dotted line instead of what it shows: on mine that is
    a plain black line, which you can change by double clicking it so it shows a
    blank space between pages instead of the line.

    My method of solving all computer problems is the same for everything, and
    it is to read a book. That way, instead of asking someone every time you
    want to know something, you will be the person who knows the answers. My
    guess is that the time taken to read the book will be much shorter than the
    trouble you will have if you don't.
     
  7. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    LouB <Lou@invalid.invalid> écrivait
    news:4BE6C257.2000105@invalid.invalid:

    > Rajinder Nijjhar wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> Bought a New Computer and with it Windows 7.
    >>
    >> I tried Word documents. It is not showing Page break dotted line. I
    >> tried to give letters different colours, I could not. I highlighted
    >> the text and then selected the colour but it would colour the whole
    >> page with the same colour even though I highlighted a line.
    >>
    >> I have XP Pro programme. I am thinking of using that one please. Any
    >> problem in un-installing Window 7 and replacing it with XP Pro?
    >>
    >> Is there a telephone help line for such problems please?
    >>
    >>
    >> Rajinder
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > Tried Open Office? It is free.


    Why do that if the OP already has Word?
     
  8. ArameFarpado

    ArameFarpado Flightless Bird

    Em Domingo 09 Maio 2010 21:03, Doum escreveu:

    > LouB <Lou@invalid.invalid> �crivait
    > news:4BE6C257.2000105@invalid.invalid:
    >
    >> Rajinder Nijjhar wrote:
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> Bought a New Computer and with it Windows 7.
    >>>
    >>> I tried Word documents. It is not showing Page break dotted line. I
    >>> tried to give letters different colours, I could not. I highlighted
    >>> the text and then selected the colour but it would colour the whole
    >>> page with the same colour even though I highlighted a line.
    >>>
    >>> I have XP Pro programme. I am thinking of using that one please. Any
    >>> problem in un-installing Window 7 and replacing it with XP Pro?
    >>>
    >>> Is there a telephone help line for such problems please?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Rajinder
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Tried Open Office? It is free.

    >
    > Why do that if the OP already has Word?


    OOffice is way much better... only a fool can't see that.
     
  9. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 09 May 2010, ArameFarpado <a-farpado.spam@netcabo.pt> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > OOffice is way much better...


    How so? Please be specific.

    > only a fool can't see that.


    Only a fool can't supply any supporting evidence.
     
  10. MJMIII

    MJMIII Flightless Bird

    "Doum" <me@domain.net> wrote in message
    news:XnF9D73A384D2EC0doumdomainnet@94.75.214.39...
    > LouB <Lou@invalid.invalid> écrivait
    > news:4BE6C257.2000105@invalid.invalid:
    >
    >> Rajinder Nijjhar wrote:
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> Bought a New Computer and with it Windows 7.
    >>>
    >>> I tried Word documents. It is not showing Page break dotted line. I
    >>> tried to give letters different colours, I could not. I highlighted
    >>> the text and then selected the colour but it would colour the whole
    >>> page with the same colour even though I highlighted a line.
    >>>
    >>> I have XP Pro programme. I am thinking of using that one please. Any
    >>> problem in un-installing Window 7 and replacing it with XP Pro?
    >>>
    >>> Is there a telephone help line for such problems please?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Rajinder
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Tried Open Office? It is free.

    >
    > Why do that if the OP already has Word?


    Because LouB has no idea what he's talking about.
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  11. MJMIII

    MJMIII Flightless Bird

    "ArameFarpado" <a-farpado.spam@netcabo.pt> wrote in message
    news:hs76q8$elh$1@news.datemas.de...
    > Em Domingo 09 Maio 2010 21:03, Doum escreveu:
    >
    >> LouB <Lou@invalid.invalid> �crivait
    >> news:4BE6C257.2000105@invalid.invalid:
    >>
    >>> Rajinder Nijjhar wrote:
    >>>> Hi,
    >>>>
    >>>> Bought a New Computer and with it Windows 7.
    >>>>
    >>>> I tried Word documents. It is not showing Page break dotted line. I
    >>>> tried to give letters different colours, I could not. I highlighted
    >>>> the text and then selected the colour but it would colour the whole
    >>>> page with the same colour even though I highlighted a line.
    >>>>
    >>>> I have XP Pro programme. I am thinking of using that one please. Any
    >>>> problem in un-installing Window 7 and replacing it with XP Pro?
    >>>>
    >>>> Is there a telephone help line for such problems please?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Rajinder
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> Tried Open Office? It is free.

    >>
    >> Why do that if the OP already has Word?

    >
    > OOffice is way much better... only a fool can't see that.


    Is it true you offer blow jobs for beer?
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  12. ray

    ray Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 09 May 2010 20:03:48 +0000, Doum wrote:

    > LouB <Lou@invalid.invalid> écrivait
    > news:4BE6C257.2000105@invalid.invalid:
    >
    >> Rajinder Nijjhar wrote:
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> Bought a New Computer and with it Windows 7.
    >>>
    >>> I tried Word documents. It is not showing Page break dotted line. I
    >>> tried to give letters different colours, I could not. I highlighted
    >>> the text and then selected the colour but it would colour the whole
    >>> page with the same colour even though I highlighted a line.
    >>>
    >>> I have XP Pro programme. I am thinking of using that one please. Any
    >>> problem in un-installing Window 7 and replacing it with XP Pro?
    >>>
    >>> Is there a telephone help line for such problems please?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Rajinder
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Tried Open Office? It is free.

    >
    > Why do that if the OP already has Word?


    Uhhhh - because it doesn't work?
     
  13. relic

    relic Flightless Bird

    "ArameFarpado" <a-farpado.spam@netcabo.pt> wrote in message
    news:hs76q8$elh$1@news.datemas.de...
    > Em Domingo 09 Maio 2010 21:03, Doum escreveu:
    >
    >> LouB <Lou@invalid.invalid> �crivait
    >> news:4BE6C257.2000105@invalid.invalid:
    >>
    >>> Rajinder Nijjhar wrote:
    >>>> Hi,
    >>>>
    >>>> Bought a New Computer and with it Windows 7.
    >>>>
    >>>> I tried Word documents. It is not showing Page break dotted line. I
    >>>> tried to give letters different colours, I could not. I highlighted
    >>>> the text and then selected the colour but it would colour the whole
    >>>> page with the same colour even though I highlighted a line.
    >>>>
    >>>> I have XP Pro programme. I am thinking of using that one please. Any
    >>>> problem in un-installing Window 7 and replacing it with XP Pro?
    >>>>
    >>>> Is there a telephone help line for such problems please?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Rajinder
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> Tried Open Office? It is free.

    >>
    >> Why do that if the OP already has Word?

    >
    > OOffice is way much better... only a fool says that.
    >


    Fixored. Don't thank me, unnecessary.
     
  14. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    ray <ray@zianet.com> écrivait news:84p41qFbucU9@mid.individual.net:

    > On Sun, 09 May 2010 20:03:48 +0000, Doum wrote:
    >
    >> LouB <Lou@invalid.invalid> écrivait
    >> news:4BE6C257.2000105@invalid.invalid:
    >>
    >>> Rajinder Nijjhar wrote:
    >>>> Hi,
    >>>>
    >>>> Bought a New Computer and with it Windows 7.
    >>>>
    >>>> I tried Word documents. It is not showing Page break dotted line. I
    >>>> tried to give letters different colours, I could not. I highlighted
    >>>> the text and then selected the colour but it would colour the whole
    >>>> page with the same colour even though I highlighted a line.
    >>>>
    >>>> I have XP Pro programme. I am thinking of using that one please.

    Any
    >>>> problem in un-installing Window 7 and replacing it with XP Pro?
    >>>>
    >>>> Is there a telephone help line for such problems please?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Rajinder
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> Tried Open Office? It is free.

    >>
    >> Why do that if the OP already has Word?

    >
    > Uhhhh - because it doesn't work?


    Well, it does work on my XP and Win7 machines.

    Maybe the suggestion to try OO is good because the OP didn't say if he
    actually tried to open his "Word documents" in MS Word but if he has MS
    Word, it might be a good idea to troubleshoot the problem since one
    usually pays some money to get Word.

    FWIW changing the color of selected text in a ".doc" file even works in
    WordPad in both XP and Seven.

    Asking the question in a MS Office newsgroup could help.
     
  15. McG.

    McG. Flightless Bird

    "johnbee" <johnbrockbank@com.invalid> wrote in message
    news:hs73uc$mn3$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Rajinder Nijjhar" <rajinder.nijjhar@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:suyFn.13193$rS7.10336@newsfe05.ams2...
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> Bought a New Computer and with it Windows 7.
    >>
    >> I tried Word documents. It is not showing Page break dotted line. I
    >> tried
    >> to give letters different colours, I could not. I highlighted the text
    >> and
    >> then selected the colour but it would colour the whole page with the same
    >> colour even though I highlighted a line.
    >>
    >> I have XP Pro programme. I am thinking of using that one please. Any
    >> problem in un-installing Window 7 and replacing it with XP Pro?
    >>
    >> Is there a telephone help line for such problems please?
    >>
    >>
    >> Rajinder
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I am not knowledgeable about Word: the problem of colour that you
    > describe sounds exactly like problems I get when I don't really know how
    > to do it. I will say something about the page breaks though. I am not
    > sure whether you want it to show a dotted line instead of what it shows:
    > on mine that is a plain black line, which you can change by double
    > clicking it so it shows a blank space between pages instead of the line.
    >
    > My method of solving all computer problems is the same for everything, and
    > it is to read a book. That way, instead of asking someone every time you
    > want to know something, you will be the person who knows the answers. My
    > guess is that the time taken to read the book will be much shorter than
    > the trouble you will have if you don't.


    27 years of experience with "clone" PC's using DOS, DOS/Windows, Windows and
    being online (starting at 300 baud) since 1984 gives me the place to say
    your last paragraph is both right and wrong.
    Far too many times over all these years, the answers needed to problems were
    not IN any book yet. Yet the manuals are still good information. I read
    those. The vast majority of the problems have been solved posting
    questions in groups like this one. Whether they be in Usenet, private
    Newsgroups or web hosted site Forums, the groups are made up of people like
    you and I who are simply other users sharing their experience and knowledge.
    These various online 'user groups' are a huge and positive resource!

    McG. :)
     
  16. milt

    milt Flightless Bird

    On 5/9/2010 8:09 AM, Rajinder Nijjhar wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > Bought a New Computer and with it Windows 7.
    >
    > I tried Word documents. It is not showing Page break dotted line. I tried
    > to give letters different colours, I could not. I highlighted the text and
    > then selected the colour but it would colour the whole page with the same
    > colour even though I highlighted a line.
    >
    > I have XP Pro programme. I am thinking of using that one please. Any
    > problem in un-installing Window 7 and replacing it with XP Pro?
    >
    > Is there a telephone help line for such problems please?
    >
    >
    > Rajinder
    >
    >
    >
    >


    Your problem is not a Windows 7 problem. Its a Word problem. Installing
    XP Pro will just increase your problems because their may not be Win XP
    drivers for your new hardware as support for XP is dropping off due to
    its age. If there are no drivers, your hardware will not work properly
    and you will have bigger problems than being able to change text colors!

    Like has been suggested, you should post this question in a Word newsgroup.
     
  17. David Kaye

    David Kaye Flightless Bird

    "Rajinder Nijjhar" <rajinder.nijjhar1@ntlworld.com> wrote:

    >
    >Bought a New Computer and with it Windows 7.


    The problem is not Windows 7, it's Word. Look in the help files (press F1) or
    go to the help menu to find the info you want. It's all there.
     
  18. johnbee

    johnbee Flightless Bird

    "McG." <McGrandpaNOT@NOThotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:4be80f9e$0$23458$ec3e2dad@unlimited.usenetmonster.com...
    >
    >
    > "johnbee" <johnbrockbank@com.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:hs73uc$mn3$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>
    >> "Rajinder Nijjhar" <rajinder.nijjhar@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    >> news:suyFn.13193$rS7.10336@newsfe05.ams2...
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> Bought a New Computer and with it Windows 7.
    >>>
    >>> I tried Word documents. It is not showing Page break dotted line. I
    >>> tried
    >>> to give letters different colours, I could not. I highlighted the text
    >>> and
    >>> then selected the colour but it would colour the whole page with the
    >>> same
    >>> colour even though I highlighted a line.
    >>>
    >>> I have XP Pro programme. I am thinking of using that one please. Any
    >>> problem in un-installing Window 7 and replacing it with XP Pro?
    >>>
    >>> Is there a telephone help line for such problems please?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Rajinder
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> I am not knowledgeable about Word: the problem of colour that you
    >> describe sounds exactly like problems I get when I don't really know how
    >> to do it. I will say something about the page breaks though. I am not
    >> sure whether you want it to show a dotted line instead of what it shows:
    >> on mine that is a plain black line, which you can change by double
    >> clicking it so it shows a blank space between pages instead of the line.
    >>
    >> My method of solving all computer problems is the same for everything,
    >> and it is to read a book. That way, instead of asking someone every time
    >> you want to know something, you will be the person who knows the answers.
    >> My guess is that the time taken to read the book will be much shorter
    >> than the trouble you will have if you don't.

    >
    > 27 years of experience with "clone" PC's using DOS, DOS/Windows, Windows
    > and being online (starting at 300 baud) since 1984 gives me the place to
    > say your last paragraph is both right and wrong.
    > Far too many times over all these years, the answers needed to problems
    > were not IN any book yet. Yet the manuals are still good information. I
    > read those. The vast majority of the problems have been solved posting
    > questions in groups like this one. Whether they be in Usenet, private
    > Newsgroups or web hosted site Forums, the groups are made up of people
    > like you and I who are simply other users sharing their experience and
    > knowledge. These various online 'user groups' are a huge and positive
    > resource!
    >
    > McG. :)
    >
    >


    I certainly agree with that wholeheartedly. However my judgement, which
    might of course be wrong, is that the original message sounded slightly as
    though it was from a person not very knowledgeable about the software in
    question so I gave advice trying to tailor it for the recipient. An aspect
    of this is that we used to say to people that training courses on Word were
    unknown while there were many on Wordperfect because Word was easier and had
    a good help system.

    Not so nowadays - Word is much more difficult to use (as is Windows 7 I
    reckon, caused by a faulty data structure - the search facility, little used
    in XP, has become essential in the game of find the file they have presented
    us with, and on each search you only have one chance to select which is the
    right one and if wrong, tough, start again. Grrrrr.).
     

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