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Remove highlighting from the Word legacy text fields

Posted on 2013-12-13
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Using the Visual Studio 2010, I have successfully written a VB application that
exports data from the application, to a Microsoft 2010 Word template.
In the template I have created tags using the Word's Form Filed tool.  
These tags have a grey background color that appear on the screen and on the
printed document.  Using the Word's Legacy Tools button, I can clear this highlighting
manually.

My question is, within my code, can I programmatically remove this highlighting from the
legacy text fields ?
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GrahamSkan earned 2000 total points
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This should do that job:
    ActiveDocument.FormFields.Shaded = False

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by:N2435
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Somehow my comments do not get included in the submit.

What I had noted is, I Goggled for most of a day and a haft, and this fix did not
appear in my search.

Thanks for the quick response and Fix.
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Tip.

If you can do it manually, try recording a macro. It's not guaranteed, but there's a good chance that you will be able to see the method in the recorded code.
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