Monday, January 20, 2014

How To Fix The Disappearance Of Letters In Microsoft Word?

Sometimes, while typing in overtyping mode in Microsoft Word, you might have come across issues where the letters seem to disappear all of a sudden. It can also occur if you have a borderless text box that covers the text. According to Microsoft tech support, you can easily fix such Microsoft problems depending on their occurrence, such as:

In Overtype Mode

As mentioned earlier, while typing in Overtype mode, you can experience such issues where the letters in your Word documents disappear suddenly. Here, your text would be replaced instead of allowing the insertion of a new text.
  • You can fix this issue by clicking on the File menu, followed by Options to open that dialog. Now, click on the Advanced tab, then the Use Overtype check box under the Editing heading to remove the check box. Once it is removed, you can click OK to resume typing without the Overtype mode.
In Borderless Text Box
If the words disappear due to the borderless shape or text box, you need to follow these steps:
  • You need to click on the Insert tab, Text Box command and then drag on the screen and create a text box. Now, click on the Format option and select the white color from the Color drop-down box under the Line heading.
  • Once it is over, click on the OK option to close the dialog box. The text box would get disappeared but it would prevent any text under the box from displaying.
Text Color
Sometimes, the letters in Word can also disappear if their color matches the background color of the document, which is usually seen as white.
  • You can check if this is the actual cause of the disappearance of the words by clicking on the A icon on Microsoft Word's Home tab. Once it is done, you need to click the white color from the palette that appears.
  • According to the Microsoft tech support, such Microsoft problems occur because anything you type would result in a new content for the document, but you would not be able to see it until you have restored the color.
  • Hence, to fix this issue, you can double-click the hidden text, press Control and Space simultaneously. This would enable Word to change the text to the default formatting style.
By following these steps, you would be able to repair the problem regarding the disappearance of letters in Microsoft Word. If you have more queries, feel free to contact our technical support.

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