Is it possible to change the background colour outside of the print range within Excel in page break preview?

Posted on 2013-01-09
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An Excel template is opened by several users.
The template is saved in page break view so that the document to be printed is clearly presented.

I have added other detail outside of the print area and used contrasting colours to the grey background.
This works fine for most users of the template.
One or two users however have difficulty reading this detail because the background isn't very dark.

I have tried adjusting brightness and contrast on their monitor to no avail.

Is there any settings in Windows or Excel that I can adjust to change the background colour? (Win7/XP)
Question by:spar-kle
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can you post a sample of what you are talking about to understand your problem as not too clear ?

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I hope this demonstrates
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terencino earned 2000 total points
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I don't think you can change the dark gray off-print section. A couple of options:
1. Used a text box instead
2.Put the information on another sheet, copy it, then Paste Special > Picture Link. If they double-click it will go to the source range on the other sheet
Hope that helps

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Thanks for your help

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