Some text shadows do not appear in other versions of Word

Cause: The document was opened in an earlier version of Word.

Solution:    Apply the shadow to the text within the text box, not to the text box itself.

  1. Select the text in the text box.

  2. On the Format menu, click Font.

  3. Click Text Effects, click Text Shadow, and then select the Shadow check box.

Solution:    Apply the shadow to the text within the text box, not to the text box itself. [Compatibility Mode]

  1. Select the text in the text box.

  2. On the Format menu, click Font, and then click the Font tab.

  3. Under Effects, select the Shadow check box.

Solution:    Remove the shadow from the text box.

  1. Click the text box to select it.

  2. Click the Format tab, and then under Shape Styles, click Effects, point to Shadow, and then click No Shadow.

    Format tab, Shape Styles group

Solution:    Remove the shadow from the text box. [Compatibility Mode]

  1. Click the text box to select it.

  2. Click the Format tab, and then under Shadow Effects, click Shadow.

    Format tab, Shadow Effects group

See also

Shadows in earlier versions of Office

Add effects to text

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