Black horizontal line on blank Word document

Copper Contributor

New user.  I chose blank document.  Why does my type appear in a black horizontal box?  How do I get a white page?


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Maybe one of the darker Office Themes have been selected? 


If this is Word for Windows, you can click File > Options > General and choose "White" or "Colorful" for "Office Theme." 




If you are in draft view, this is part of the user interface and does not print.