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    List numbers bolded when I bold first word in that entry

    I have PPT 2013 and when I make "Last Name" bold in the niumbered list item "A. Last Name" the "A." is bolded as well. If I unbold "L" then "A." is unbolded, too. So it seem the formatting for the numbered list itself (which I created in the Home>Paragraph>Numbering menu) is tied to the formatting of the first letter in the entry.

    How stupid is that?

    I've played around trying to keep "Last Name" bold (it needs to be bold b/c it's referencing a field in a GUI) without bolding "A." but to no avail.

    This happens with "B." "C." etc.

    Thanks for any suggestions.

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    It's pretty stupid but the only workaround I have found is to insert something invisible as the first letter and be care not to bold it.

    A zero width space will work from insert symbol. You could also just use a space but of course that will throw out the format.

    If you know how to use a macro this will do it for you

    Sub fixBold_Bullets()
    Dim L As Long
    Dim otr2 As TextRange2
    With ActiveWindow.Selection _
    .ShapeRange(1).TextFrame2.TextRange
    For L = .Paragraphs.Count To 1 Step -1
    Set otr2 = .Paragraphs(L).InsertBefore(ChrW(&H200B))
    otr2.Font.Bold = False
    Next L
    End With
    End Sub
    Last edited by JohnWilson; 2014-06-04 at 05:41.

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    Thanks. Amazing oversight on the part of M$.

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