New blank document has blue background

Posted on 2006-03-22
Last Modified: 2010-07-27
Every time I open a new document in Word 2002, the background is blue. How do i get it to white like normal and keep it that way?
Question by:contrain
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    Accepted Solution

    Tools-Options-General tab, there is an option for blue background and white text. Make sure this is not selected.
    Another option would be to delete the file. Launching Word after deletion of this file automatically recreates it.

    Author Comment

    Every new doc has a blue background. How can I get it to go back to white and stay?
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    Expert Comment

    I think David's got you on the right track -- delete the file (which governs the defaults for Word documents), then re-start Word.  Word will re-create the file with all the "factory defaults" restored.

    The file is usually located somewhere like:
    C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates

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    Expert Comment

    If altering the Word background options did not work for you please close Word, locate and delete the file. Launch Word for testing. Please make sure that your search options include hidden and system files. :-)

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