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    Styles (Word 2002 SR1)

    Does anyone know why pressing the first letter of the
    style (when choosing styles from the styles drop-down
    list) doesn't land on the first style named with that
    letter???? For example, if you press "S", it lands
    on "Strong" skipping over "salutation" and "signature".
    This is in Word 2002. I have always Pressed the first
    letter of the style name to avoid so much scrolling, but
    in Word 2002 it seems so illogical and is hard to explain
    what is going on?

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    Re: Styles (Word 2002 SR1)

    Case-sensitive search, maybe?

    AFAIK, Word only selects a style once you've entered a string that's unique to the style you're looking for. Until then, it simply displays a drop-down box showing styles close to what you've typed so far.

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    Re: Styles (Word 2002 SR1)

    Are all the styles listed? I don't have Word 2002, but the drop down list previously only showed used styles.

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    Re: Styles (Word 2002 SR1)

    I can't think of a good reason for it but I do get the same behaviour in my version of Word 2002. In my case, it is definately not case sensitive and it's not jumping to the last style nor to the style nearest to that currently assigned.

    I haven't noticed this before as I tend to avoid that style dropdown because of its limitations introduced since Word 97.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Styles (Word 2002 SR1)

    It's odd. Both Strong and Emphasis seem to come up "out of order." But there doesn't seem to be a general preference for character styles over paragraph styles; sometimes paragraph styles are suggested out of order before character styles. And the list doesn't seem to be in a non-alphabetical order, if you can trust this little bit of VBA code:
    <pre>Sub ListStyles()
    Dim cbDrop As CommandBarComboBox, intCounter As Integer
    Set cbDrop = CommandBars("Formatting").Controls(2) 'It's #2 in XP, #1 opens task pane
    For intCounter = 1 To cbDrop.ListCount
    Debug.Print cbDrop.List(intCounter)
    Next
    Set cbDrop = Nothing
    End Sub</pre>

    I can only guess that Word has some concept of "most frequently used" that it's applying, or that no one paid any attention to this in coding.

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