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Postby oko11 » Oct 25th, 2020, 8:42 am

Hi, I'm using windows 10 and a canon laser printer. I want to fade a couple of words at the end of a sentence, which I can do using WORD, but when I print, it is all the same darkness. How can I print a few faded or lighter coloured words?
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Re: Printing help

Postby kelownman » Oct 25th, 2020, 9:20 am

When the print shade/color is fading usually means something is wrong with your printer!

You want to actually do that though, so I googled and this MIGHT do it for you...I dont know, I havent tried it. he first step is to select the text you're enhancing, as you normally would before applying a format. Then, do the following to apply a gradient fill effect to the selected text:

Click the Home tab.
Click the Font Options dropdown in the Font group.
Choose Gradient.
Select More Gradients from the resulting submenu.
Select Text File (the default) in the left pane (if necessary) and click Gradient Fill. Doing so will display several new options.
Click the Preset dropdown and choose an option-knowing which one is difficult at first. For this example, click Rainbow. Live Preview will provide just a glimpse of the effect.
The angle setting should be 45 degrees; adjust if necessary. For a very different effect, change the angle setting from 45 to 90.
Click Close.
https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/micro ... t-in-word/

there are some pictures but they aren't showing up for viewing.
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Re: Printing help

Postby Gilchy » Oct 25th, 2020, 9:40 am

Could you just set the words you want faded to a lighter shade of gray vs black?
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Re: Printing help

Postby kelownman » Oct 25th, 2020, 9:45 am

I just tried it. It isnt the same instructiions as shown in the techrepublic article though.


Hightlight the word or letter you want to fade
On the font panel to the lower right of that panel is an arrow, click on that.
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that should bring up a window with 2 tabs, font and advanced.
Choose advanced, then bottom lower left chose text effects
Choose Text Fill
Select Gradient fill
Choose Angle and change that value to 45
That should be it, depending on what version of word you have. I have 2019 version.

To change back to regular fill
Go back to the Gradient fill and select Solid fill
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Re: Printing help

Postby oko11 » Oct 25th, 2020, 9:54 am

first, thanks for the replies. Either you have misunderstood my question, or I am misunderstanding your answers.

I can, and have, easily faded the words in the word document. However, when I print it, it is NOT faded. Question is: how can I have it print FADED or lighter.
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Re: Printing help

Postby kelownman » Oct 25th, 2020, 10:02 am

When I did it and printed the highlighted words was faded. I guess it depends on brand of printer? Mine is a brother color printer3170cdw.
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Re: Printing help

Postby oko11 » Oct 25th, 2020, 10:28 am

Ahh, the computer I have hooked up to the printer doesn't have current version of word. I'll have to fix that and try later. I will let you know if it works. Thanks
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Re: Printing help

Postby oko11 » Oct 25th, 2020, 3:31 pm

Worked great. thank you very much
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