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    Circular on-based file blah, blah, blah???? (2003)

    I am currently writing a document that includes a great deal of illistrations from pics to text boxes. Let me give you an example of what is happening: If I attempt to bold a bulleted line, the entire doc bolds, I then hit the undo and the doc returns to its original, but the correction (bolding) takes effect. How can I resolve this? I recall seeing a box stating something concerning a Circular on-based file or something of the sort. I saw this when trying to figure out chapter numbers--then the problems began.

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    Re: Circular on-based file blah, blah, blah???? (2003)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    Place the insertion point in one of the lines where the problem occurs.
    Select Format | Styles and Formatting...
    This opens the Styles and Formatting task pane on the right hand side.
    Right-click the selected style and select Modify... from the pop-up menu.
    Clear the check box "Automatically update".
    Click OK.

    You may have to repeat this if the problem reoccurs in other parts of the document. The "Automatically update" setting tells Word that formatting applied to selected text should be applied to the style in use, hence affecting the entire document.

    If this happens in many documents, you may want to open your Normal.dot template and turn off "Automatically update" for the styles there, then save the template. Blank new documents in Word are based on Normal.dot.

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    Re: Circular on-based file blah, blah, blah???? (2003)

    Hans: Funny, I was in bed last night think of this--sad I know, but I did think of the automatic update. I came in this morning, did what you stated below but no automatic update box was available?????

    I did go to normal and unchecked the automatic update box and IT WORKS! Thanks. My doc is very large which took a great deal of time to write. You saved me a great deal of anxiety.

    Wes

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    Re: Circular on-based file blah, blah, blah???? (2003)

    The "Automatically update" check box is only available for paragraph styles, not for character styles or for table styles. Perhaps the insertion point was in text formatted with a character or table style when you tried it.

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    Re: Circular on-based file blah, blah, blah???? (2003)

    Ahh, thanks thats good scoop. I will check to make myself more familiar with the function.

    Thanks

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    Re: Circular on-based file blah, blah, blah???? (2003)

    Hans: Am I supposed to close this out now that it is answered? I notice my folder was a different color than others.

    Wes

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    Re: Circular on-based file blah, blah, blah???? (2003)

    No, in Woody's Lounge it isn't necessary to "close" a question.

    A thread will have a red folder icon if it contains posts that you haven't read. If you've read them, the icon will be yellow.

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    Re: Circular on-based file blah, blah, blah???? (2003)

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