Related to this question: Show cell selection in Excel when not in focus except that my case concerns Microsoft Word.
When I select text or a column/row in Microsoft Word or Excel (2003, 2007, 2010 or 2013) it shows up highlighted like this in Word:
However, when I change focus to another program, the highlighted text is no longer highlighted.
I generally work with 2 monitors, where one monitor contains a document/spreadsheet containing data I need to read, and the other monitor is where I am actually doing work. I will select some text (or cells) to make it stand out amongst the many pages of data, and then switch programs, but the highlighted text is no longer visible.
Is there a permanent solution to this problem?