I am using MS Word Professional Plus and trying to shade the content control fields, so that users of the form can easily identify the fields. I have gone under options, advanced setting and selected display: always - and have selected the shading button in legacy tools, but this does not seem to be working. It appears to work for the legacy fields. Does anyone know how to have shading of the content control fields always display in this version of Word?
It appears that the shading is only visible when the control is selected or you hover over it. This is a different behavior from the legacy controls which are always dark gray no matter if you hover or not.
You do have the option to modify the Place Holder style though which is used in the content control for it's place holder text. Unfortunately, it's a text level formatting style so you can only change the font and colour, though a combination of these two can give you a clearly identifiable control. (Use the style inspector to view and edit the style).