I am used to making highlights in texts
But sometimes after saving the document as .doc I have to open it on a windows OS and cannot undo the highlight. (I haven't checked it in Word 2007 yet)
Is there a solution/workaround to this?
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Looks like it was a known issue in OpenOffice: https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=24317
The bug is presented as:
1) Highlight some word in OOo
2) export document to DOC
3) Open this document in Word - highlighting is visible
4) Try to remove highlighting in Word - nothing happened
The issue should be similar in LibreOffice and so you should be able to remove the highlighting by doing:
(The 'highlight' option in Libre/Open Office corresponds in MSOffice not to 'highlight', but to 'Shading'. In the old menu of MSO, that is in Format/Borders and Shading/Shading. In MSO 2007 go to Menu, and in the Paragraph group click the bottom right button and look for 'Borders and Shading'.)
I began a document in MS Word and later opened it in Libre Office.
I had highlighted some words which I was unable to un-highlight in Libre.
What didn't work:
I tried no fill options in the highlighter
I tried no fill under format character/background option
What did work:
Ctrl + M Or in the format menu at the top click "clear direct formatting"