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    Trashed Template or DOT? (Word 2003)

    OK, I started up Word and started trying to change some of the aspects of one of the Outline formats.

    So I went to Bullets/Numbering and chose of the formats on the Outlne tab.

    I didn't like what I had done, but when I went back and looked at it, all the changes were still there.

    So I restored a copy of the Normal.dot file from prior... But when I went back into Word, the changes were still there...

    How/where can I get rid of the changes and get back to "normal"?

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    Re: Trashed Template or DOT? (Word 2003)

    The "list formats" aren't stored in Normal.dot but in the Windows Registry.
    Select Format | Bullets and Numbering...
    Activate the Outline Numbered tab.
    Click on the format that you customized.
    Click the Reset button.
    This will restore this particular numbering format to the factory preset.

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    Re: Trashed Template or DOT? (Word 2003)

    Hans:

    The reset is grayed out...

    And. once I got it back to "normal", how would/would I make a copy from which I'd create a new style?

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    Re: Trashed Template or DOT? (Word 2003)

    If Reset is grayed out for that particular numbering layout, you haven't customized it, so you don't have to "get back to normal".

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    Re: Trashed Template or DOT? (Word 2003)

    The screenshot below shows the default settings.
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    Re: Trashed Template or DOT? (Word 2003)

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    Hans, maybe I'm just going nuts here... But, even that being the case,

    It seems like, if I change the fonts on the outline format, then the numbers take on the new format, but the text I input to the outline does not.

    Where are the font instructions for the typed text?

    It seems that the typed text is still in the "old" font, not the newly designated one.

    So that, the outline defaults to Arial bold 16pt for the first level (I), but I set, on the Customize screen, the font for 12 pt. Roman (the font stipulated by the APA). But when I go back to the outline, yes, the numbering shows the Times Roman font, but the text is still Arial.

    ?

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    Hans:

    But look at the lower right... This was, I believe, NOT set to Chapters, but rather to I,A,1 type of outline.

    ?

    If it was not, then I'm just going daft I guess, 'cause this whole exercise started with me trying to set up an APA standards outline.

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    Re: Trashed Template or DOT? (Word 2003)

    Hans:

    Yea, I did something...but I've got mine back to look like your's...with no grayed out resets...

    But what do I do about the fonts as mentioned in my post just before tour's?

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    Re: Trashed Template or DOT? (Word 2003)

    You should set the font that you want to use as follows:
    - Click in a Heading 1 paragraph.
    - Select Format | Styles and Formatting...
    - Right-click Heading 1.
    - Select Modify... from the popup menu.
    - Specify the font.
    - Click OK.
    - Repeat for other heading styles.
    The outline numbering will automatically use the same font unless you explicitly change the font by clicking Customize in the Bullets and Numbering dialog. In most situations, you do *not* want to do that because it looks weird if the numbering uses a different font than the text.

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    Re: Trashed Template or DOT? (Word 2003)

    Why don't you download and use the Free APA Template for Microsoft Word - it has all the styles you need pre-built.

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    Re: Trashed Template or DOT? (Word 2003)

    Hans:

    Aside form the following:

    Notice for Windows Vista and Office 2007 Users:

    I have been informed that the installer doesn't work on Vista. This is problematic, as I do not have Windows Vista or Office 2007. And I probably won't be upgrading to either until I buy a new computer - which might not be until next year.

    If you're using Windows Vista or office 2007, try downloading the individual template rather than the installer. I don't know if it'll work correctly, but it's got a better shot than using an installation program that no longer works.

    I'll give it a shot.

    Thanks,
    Chuck
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