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    Style name will not change (Word 2k, Win 2k)

    I am trying to set up standard styles to control the way our 35 staff send stuff out to customers. I have been through and reset all the styles I want controlled but the name in the formatting toolbar doesn't change when I select a new style. ie Heading 1. The style changes but the name doesn't. While this is fine for an experienced editor, for our newbies, as a lot of them are ( WordPerfect converts!) it could be a bit disconcerting.

    Can anyone help with this?
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    Re: Style name will not change (Word 2k, Win 2k)

    I'm tempted to say "that's impossible," but I have noticed that when a character style is applied to the text containing the insertion point, changing the paragraph style will not change the drop-down on the formatting toolbar; it will still show the character style. Is that what you're seeing, or is it is showing the wrong paragraph style?

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    Re: Style name will not change (Word 2k, Win 2k)

    You might want to make sure that all your Win2K and Word2K patches are up to date to insure a bug is not the problem.

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    Re: Style name will not change (Word 2k, Win 2k)

    This happens if you have a character style applied (in addition to the paragraph style). When you change the paragraph style but the cursor is in an area to which a character style is applied, the name of the character style is shown. Generally there is no reason for a character style to be applied to whole paragraphs.

    Try Shift-F1 and click on the paragraphs involved to see where your formatting originates.
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    Re: Style name will not change (Word 2k, Win 2k)

    Thanks Charles

    I tried to send you a copy of my Normal.dot but the system rejected it. Then tried a personal contact and could not figure hiw to attach a file in that screen.

    Could you contact me personally to allow me to send my Normal.dot for you to review?

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    Re: Style name will not change (Word 2k, Win 2k)

    How about posting it inside a zip file?
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    Re: Style name will not change (Word 2k, Win 2k)

    Again thanks Charles

    Unkamunka sugested I include the file in zip. Wow technology! Forgot about that aspect.

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    Re: Style name will not change (Word 2k, Win 2k)

    Hi Phil:
    I examined your normal template. Both Jefferson & Charles have hit the nail on the head. When you open your normal template, the style listed is "Page Number", which is a character style.

    What must have happened is that was the last style that you defined in normal.dot; then you saved the template, while the cursor was in the Page Number style. From then on, a new document started with the Page Number style.
    1. Open your normal template (don't open a document based on it).
    2. Press Ctrl+Spacebar. This will remove the direct character format from the normal style.
    3. Close Word, saving normal.dot

    Cheers,

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