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    Paragraph Styles behaving like Character Styles (Word2002)

    Hello,

    When I apply a paragraph style to a word, instead of a paragraph, the word takes on the paragraph formatting. My paragraph styles have definitely got paragraph formatting, not just character formatting. Is there any way to stop this?

    I have turned off the ability for Word2002 to create styles (Keep Track of Formatting).

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    Re: Paragraph Styles behaving like Character Styles (Word2002)

    Hi Marie:
    I don't have Word 2002, so I don't know if I can help. However, I find something puzzling about your question. By definition, paragraph formatting is applied to paragraphs, not to individual words. Character formatting or direct formatting can be applied to individual words. Direct formatting can also be applied to paragraphs. That being so, I'm not sure what you mean when you say that you want to stop paragraph formatting from being applied to an entire paragraph. Perhaps you could state exactly what you're doing & what the result is and what you want it to be.

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    Re: Paragraph Styles behaving like Character Styles (Word2002)

    Phil,

    Here is an example. The cursor is in the middle of a paragraph, and I want to apply Heading 1 style to the paragraph. So I select Heading 1 from the style menu. In Word97 it applied the style to the whole paragraph. However, in Word XP, the Heading 1 style is only applied to the selection.

    WordXP applies the character formatting of the paragraph style when you only have a selection highlighted. So even though Heading 1 has paragraph formatting in it, like indents, etc, WordXP has the ability to create a character style for Heading 1, and apply it to the selection. The selection looks like Heading 1 style without all the paragraph formatting.

    Is there a way to stop this "New Feature"? I have turned off most of the automatic "Keep track of formatting" features, but to no avail.

    Thanks,

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    Re: Paragraph Styles behaving like Character Styles (Word2002)

    Hi Marie:
    This sounds strange to me, but then Microsoft changes its "features" in new versions. You might try searching the Lounge for styles & 2002 within the last 6 months & see if anyone has mentioned this. By the way, when I want to apply Heading 1, I always pressed Alt+Shift+left arrow.

    I noticed one thing about your statement. If you have a word selected & apply Heading 1 style, it is only applied to the single word. If you have nothing selected, then the paragraph style should be applied.

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    Re: Paragraph Styles behaving like Character Styles (Word2002)

    Hi Marie,

    I think those are the infamous "Char" styles.

    Word 2000 applied the character formatting of the paragraph style as manual formatting if you selected some piece of a paragraph and applied a paragraph style, so this new behaviour could be seen as an improvement -- At least now you immediately see when Word has botched up the formatting.

    In Word 6, Word applied the paragraph style to the whole paragraph, no matter what you had selected. That was much simpler and better IMO, but I don't think there's a simple (non-macro) way to return Word to this behaviour.
    (Don't know if that changed with Word95 or 97)

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