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    open up doc losing its bold formatting (W97 - sr2)

    hi all

    We have a word doc with bold character formatting applied
    ie the whole paragraph & paragraph mark does not have bold - just a few words within the sentence.

    The doc is opened up & the bold formatting on the words are removed.
    User then re-applies bold formatting onto the text
    saves the doc
    closes the doc.
    When the doc is opened again the bold formatting is removed again.

    I've searched on microsofts msdn & couldnt find anything relative.
    Has anyone seen this symptom?
    Do you know the cause?
    & how to resolve?

    Thanks in advance - Diana

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    Re: open up doc losing its bold formatting (W97 - sr2)

    Go to Tools > Templates & Add-ins, and clear the (probably marked) check box labeled "Automatically update document styles". I suspect that this feature is reapplying the (non-bold) character formatting to everything in your paragraph. It's working as it should...and this catches everyone at one time or another.

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    Re: open up doc losing its bold formatting (W97 - sr2)

    One other tip on bold formatting. You might try applying the character style "strong" instead of using bold. It will make the text bold, but you can change all of your bold text to <font color=red>red text</font color=red> by modifying the style definition. I suspect that this would also survive a style update but don't guarantee it.

    For more on styles, take a look at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/styles.htm> Understanding Styles in Microsoft Word</A> (addbalance.com/usersguide/styles.htm).
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    Re: open up doc losing its bold formatting (W97 - sr2)

    Hi Diana,

    If the tips of Larry and Chas didn't help, you might also open the doc and look in "Tools > Options > Compatibility > Font Substitution...".
    If the document uses (bold) fonts that are not installed on your machine, this might also result in the described problems.

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    Re: open up doc losing its bold formatting (W97 - sr2)

    Hi Charles - what do you mean by applying the character style "strong" instead of using bold?
    is this an option somewhere in word or is it a style?

    Diana

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    Re: open up doc losing its bold formatting (W97 - sr2)

    HI Klaus

    the suggestions/tips Larry & Charles supplied didnt apply in this case.

    Diana

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    Re: open up doc losing its bold formatting (W97 - sr2)

    Hi Diana,

    "Strong" is a built-in Word character style, as is "Emphasis." The Emphasis style results in Itacicized text unless the style has been modified by the user.

    Both of these are imports from old HTML formats. However, since they are always available, I try to use them, even though it initially takes a bit more work, in my work with templates and forms. That is because of the inherent ability to easily change the appearance of text carrying the same kind of import to the reader throughout the document by changing the style.
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