Microsoft Word/Header colors



On an iMac, I've been revising a document with Word 2008 for a friend of mine who needs me to save it in .doc format for Word 2003.  To him, the headers in the header area look green when they look black to me.  Headings below them turned blue when I applied heading styles 1-3.   So I thought the blue meant the styles were there.  I selected all, blackened the document's text, and e-mailed the document back to my friend who still saw green and blue.  Do you know what changes the colors?  Thanks.

All the best,

Word 2003 has a lesser colour pallette than later versions, so it may be that this is the problem. It could also be tracked changes?  If your friend saves the colours and mails it back to you it SHOULD then look correct on both, as later versions can display the colours from the old colour pallette.
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Aidan Heritage


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