Object is not visible

The object is not visible because it is covered completely by another object or because it blends into an object behind it. For example, when a blue-filled object is placed on top of another, larger, blue-filled object, the object on top will not be visible when the publication is printed or published as a Web page.

The object is one of the following:

  • An AutoShape

  • A table

  • A text box

  • A picture or clip art

To find and select the item, click the error message in the Design Checker task pane, click the arrow, and then click Go to this Item.

Automatic fix

Bring Object to Front    Click this fix to bring the object to the front.

Important: This fix is effective only when the object is not visible because it is covered by another object. If the object is not visible because it blends in with a like-colored object behind it, you must fix it manually.

Manual fix

If the object is not visible because it blends in with a like-colored object behind it, do one of the following:

Change the fill color of the object

  1. Select the object.

  2. On the Formatting toolbar, click the arrow next to Fill Color Button image , and then do one of the following:

    • Select the color that you want.

    • Click More Fill Colors, and then select the color and transparency that you want.

Change the line color of the object

  1. Select the object.

  2. On the Formatting toolbar, click the arrow next to Line Color Button image , and then do one of the following:

    • Select the color that you want.

    • Click More Outline Colors, and then select the color and transparency that you want.

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