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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
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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.
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by:Jackie Man
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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.
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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)
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by:rberke
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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
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