by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 26, 2016)
Some people like to use Word in (for lack of a better term) "bluescreen mode." This simply means that on the General tab (See Figure 1.) of the Options dialog box (Tools | Options), the user has chosen the Blue Background, White Text option. The result? Exactly what the option states--the background is blue and the text is white. The combination is easier on the eyes of some people than the regular black-on-white text used by Word.
Figure 1. The General tab of the Options dialog box.
One problem that crops up when using bluescreen mode is that it is very hard to see where bookmarks appear on the screen. (If you have the Bookmarks option selected on the View tab of the Options dialog box.) It would appear that Microsoft forgot to consider the interaction of the bluescreen and visible bookmarks features of Word. An obvious question, then, is whether it is possible to change the colors used by Word to display bookmarks.
Unfortunately, the answer is no--there is no way. Short of reverting back to the normal black-on-white text mode, there are three potential workarounds:
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