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how to highlight in word document

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Hi,

I am preparing a manual word document about my web application i am currently developing.  I have included many screenshots in my document. I would like to point certain links within the screenshots to the reader. I would like to know how to keep arrow marks or circle those important tabs, highlight etc to those important links, buttons, dropdowns etc within the screenshot. How can i achieve in word those cool things. Any ideas, links, resources highly appreciated. Thanks in advance
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how to turn on drawing tool bar. Where can i find it. Please advise
Joanne M. OrzechManager, Document Services Center
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View, Toolbars.
Select Drawing.

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When i try to highlight using eclipse etc shapre back ground link, button etc not showing. Instead I see a blank space. Please advise
Joanne M. OrzechManager, Document Services Center
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I don't know what you mean... if you mean that the fill color of the oval is white, then double click the oval, and set the Fill Color to No Fill.


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i mean, i want a transparent oval to see through oval what is behind like text, links, buttons etc
Joanne M. OrzechManager, Document Services Center
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Then do just as I said above - set it to no fill.

Double click the oval
On the Colors and Lines tab, click the dropdown button and select No Fill.

See the image I uploaded above....

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Agree with JOrzech,

and don't forget to right-click on that oval and from the floating menu select Order --> Send to back, so that the underlying object will be above the oval and you will then be able to add hyperlink to them, by right-clicking on that object --> Hyperlink... and inserting the desiried hyperlink in the 'Insert Hyperlink' window .


Joanne M. OrzechManager, Document Services Center
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Thanks for the clarification Zaurb!  :)

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Order --> Send to back, did not work to show background text or object. I see some other similar options like send backwords etc none worked. Please clarify
Joanne M. OrzechManager, Document Services Center
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Just try drawing the shape on the picture.... then double click it and set the fill to none.

I don't know how your images are set (inline, etc).... so let's take one thing at a time....

Perhaps you should view this tutorial
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/156453/working_with_shapes_in_microsoft_word.html?cat=59

Also see:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HP051922881033.aspx

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as per post 24749001

Order --> Send to back, so that the underlying object will be above the oval
did not work. I wonder if i am not doing something correct

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could you post the fragment of your file then?
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otherwise, if you don't like this third-party solution, and want to use only MS-Word, just draw a transparent shape above the part of the image, set it to be in front of the main image using tecnique described earlier, and link it to wherever you need.... Does this address your issue?

In all cases, transparent shape is addressed in post 24748693. All you need to do is to draw shape itself, set transparency, then set order, i.e. in front or behind other objects, and then set up the hyperlink.

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Thank you very much for your help
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