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    Setting Word to "No Space" Mode

    A really frustrating thing for me with Word 2007 and 2010 is that Word starts with "Normal" and continually switches back to "Normal" if I choose "No Space". I would like to set it to always default to "No Space", or at the very least, to stay on "No Space" when I select "No Space". But when I select "No Space", it won't be long till Word reverts to "Normal", and I then have to switch it back to "No Space". Often I don't notice that it has switched, and so parts of my document are "Normal" and parts are "No Space".

    Does anyone know how to set Word 2007 and 2010 so that it starts, and always stays on, "No Space" unless I tell it otherwise?

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    Open the normal template in Word (as if it was a document).
    Format the text at the cursor as 'No Space'. Type a character. Delete the character.
    Check that the styles you use have the next style as 'No Space' and not normal.
    Save and close the template.
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    It works! Thank you, Graham, for solving something that has been a continual frustration to me for many years.

    One additional detail I would add to the above: After typing a character, when I attempted to delete it, I first highlighted it, and I then hit the DEL key. Normally, when you highlight a character (or a string) in Word, it highlights the character plus one blank space after the character. If you delete the character plus the blank space, the formatting reverts to "Normal". However, if you delete only the character, not the blank space, the formatting will stay "No Space".

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    If it reverts to normal after deletion, then reapply the required paragraph style. Adding the character and deleting it is merely to ensure that Word sees the change as something that needs to be saved.
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