Solved

In word 2002, if several text boxes are selected, the Font option is grayed.  Does everbody with Word 2002 have the same problem?

Posted on 2011-02-23
3
314 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Ignore this question until tomorrow.  The service pack will be installed and I will report back if it works.

My wife's company uses a version of Word 2002 that has a big problem with text boxes.

She cannot easily give several text boxes the same font size.  When she selects several boxes by using shift click, the font option is gray shaded in the format menu.  It works fine on her home version of office 2003.

I suggested she check to see if all office service packs have been applied, but she is reluctant to bother the IT department because of office politics.

So, she wants some assurance that the service pack might fix the office 2002 problem.

250 points to any expert who can confirm that their version of word 2002 does NOT have the problem.

An additional 250 points if someone can find a Technet article describing the problem and its fix.
0
Comment
Question by:rberke
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 41

Expert Comment

by:Jackie Man
ID: 34967723
How do your wife select multiple text boxes?

If you want to change multiple text boxes or shapes, click the first text box or shape, and then press and hold SHIFT while you click the other text boxes or shapes. Then, you should be able to change the fonts inside the text boxes at the same time.
0
 
LVL 41

Accepted Solution

by:
Jackie Man earned 250 total points
ID: 34967831
Please ignore my previous comments.

The above only work for Word 2007 or above.

My Word 2002 which has SP3 installed has the same symtom like yours - cannot change fonts on multiple text boxes. (the grey out problem)
0
 
LVL 5

Author Closing Comment

by:rberke
ID: 34968940
thank you. It is very helpful to know that service packs will not solve the problem.  

I will suggest they upgrade her to office 2003 (which clearly works), or perhaps she can do this particular project on a different computer.

rberke
0

Featured Post

Why You Should Analyze Threat Actor TTPs

After years of analyzing threat actor behavior, it’s become clear that at any given time there are specific tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that are particularly prevalent. By analyzing and understanding these TTPs, you can dramatically enhance your security program.

Join & Write a Comment

This article will show you how to use shortcut menus in the Access run-time environment.
This article will guide you to convert a grid from a picture into Excel format using Microsoft OneNote and no other 3rd party application.
The viewer will learn how to create a normally distributed random variable in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, Create a Monte Carlo simulation using a normal random variable, and calcul…
Learn how to make your own table of contents in Microsoft Word using paragraph styles and the automatic table of contents tool. We'll be using the paragraph styles in Word’s Home toolbar to help you create a table of contents. Type out your initial …

747 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now