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    Hi,

    we have a couple of laptops designated for Exams, on them I have disabled everything but wordpad.

    (I don't use MS office as I was unable to completely disable word checking)

    the problem I am having is that one of our pupils requires the background colour to be different otherwise he struggles to read from it. To my knowledge wordpad dose not have a function to change the background colour.

    Is there a way to sufficiently stop all word proofing in Microsoft office? as that would fix my problem.

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    This may do what you need for wordpad, Screen Tinter

    From the sounds of it, this child has Irlen's Syndrome, are there no overlays available in school he can put on the screen, that is what students do here :-)

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    Looks like that will do the job! Thanks so much!

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    As BKGarry said, we use this similar product for this: TintMy Screen | Software to improve your reading performance

    It is installed on every machine and the child must note what setting they use.

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    He used it in an English exam today and had no complaints. Thanks for the quick response.

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    A way we did it was a sheet of lighting gel from Drama that also worked well and was cheaper and a quick solution when you have an emergency situation of not enough filters / software not working etc...



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