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Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 10:35:10 PM | Black background in text box




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We are using Revit 2015. 

Unwanted black background appearing in text boxes.

A co-worker is working in a file called Foundations.  When he links in another file called Roof, the text within the Foundations file turns from regular black to black on a black background.  All types of text change, its not just one particular text type.  The Roof file itself when opened on its own does not show this issue.  When the Roof file is unloaded and removed from the Foundations file, the text issue remains.  He then closes without saving and re-opens the Foundations file and there is no text problem.  It comes back when he re-links the Roof file.  No other file when linked causes the text to change. 

Has anyone encountered this before?  What was the fix?


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Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 4:50:50 PM | Black background in text box



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It sounds like some sort of corruption.   Send the file to Autodesk.

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Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 2:34:29 PM | Black background in text box




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Restart computer worked for me.   It doesn't seem to be Revit related, other users on the same file don't have this issue.

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Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 1:23:02 PM | Black background in text box




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we had that as well. its a text mask.

from memory it occurred when printing to pdf. we use cutepdf.

we were experimenting with a black background on revit drawing screen instead of white.

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