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    Setting default page & text colors in Word 2011
    I'm using Word 2011 and I'm not sure what's happened, but I can't fix it! My background color and text color have all of a sudden changed to a pumpkin color. It's now been applied to all documents. I've tried everything I've read and I can't change it back. So far, the easiest way I've found to see the text is to choose "elegant" from the styles menu, but that's not a good solution. How an I get a white background with black text back? I have no idea how this happened and I can't fix it. Help!

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    What has probably happened is you applied a theme to your Word 2011 and then somehow accidentally saved the theme to your "Normal Template". Which means each time you open Word to create a new document, the theme will be part of the document.

    Tell us which version of OS X you're running so we can try to get rid of that theme and the bad template.

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    Word automatically applies holiday colors??? That's friggn' cool! I wish Pages did that! So next it will turn brown and orange, then red and green... Balmer's not doing such a bad job, after all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacShane View Post
    Word automatically applies holiday colors??? That's friggn' cool!
    I don't think all the kinks have been worked out, especially for the 4th of July. The red and blue show up ok, but not the white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    I don't think all the kinks have been worked out, especially for the 4th of July. The red and blue show up ok, but not the white.
    LOL.
    Shhhh...I don't think we're helping here...

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