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    Word 97 style/font issues (Word 97)

    I have a little bit of a problem.

    I have created a document in Word 97 using HotDocs 5.3 Pro (hope someone out there is partially familiar with HotDocs).

    I am not sure whether this is caused by HotDocs or by Word.

    When creating the document all styles and formatting are correct.

    When merging the document, all text from the "bullet" style to the end of the document changes from Times New Roman 12 to Arial 12. All styles in my document are Times New Roman 12.

    Once the document has been merged, you can reapply the bullet style to the selected paragraphs and the font is corrected.

    I have tried deleting the style and closing the template, recreating the style and re-merging. I have tried deleting the style, closing Word, reopening, recreating and re-merging. I have tried using the standard bullets from Word.

    I am beginning to tear out my hair - any help would be appreciated.

    Can somebody please <img src=/S/grovel.gif border=0 alt=grovel width=31 height=23> help me!!

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    Re: Word 97 style/font issues (Word 97)

    Hi Trish:
    Datasource styles are not carried over to the main document in a mail merge. You need to format the styles in the main document.

    Before placing a mergefield in the main document, create the bulleted paragraph & then place the mergefield. It should then come out bulleted.

    If your text is changing to Arial 12, make sure your style definition doesn't include that font definition & make sure that you don't have any of the following ticked:
    1. Tools/AutoCorrect/Autoformat as you type - everything that could change anything should be unticked.
    2. Tools/Templates & Add-ins/Automatically update document styles - it's a bad idea to leave this ticked.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Word 97 style/font issues (Word 97)

    Thanks Phil.

    The styles in the main document and in Normal.dot do not include Arial 12.

    However, I have changed the main document to have (a), ([img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] etc instead of bullets and the font did not change once processed.

    I haven't actually tested another document which contains bullets yet, but will do so today.

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