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    Styles run amok! (Word 2002 (XP))

    I was editing a book I'd created in Word 2000 and am finding Word XP's styles to be incredibly irritating. Every time I change one minute thing within a style (ie change paragraph spacing for Heading 3) a new style is created. That's annoying, but still workable. What really killed me was the numbering. I selected several lines of text and changed them to a numbered list. The next time I needed to change some text to a numbered list I just clicked on the style that got set up when I did the first one. It worked fine the first couple of times but then all of a sudden it set a lettered list with far out tabs. Where did that come from?!
    Finally, I fought for about a half hour trying to get 2 measely sentences to stop disappearing. Those sentences as well as the paragraph above were set to the Normal style. Below, on the next page, was a Heading 3. Those 2 sentences would literally disappear from the page yet there was at least a half inch of usable space for them to occupy. When I checked the paragraph formatting, it was set to single spacing, etc...nothing out of the ordinary. When I changed the paragraph formatting to show 6 pts after the paragraph, it treated those 2 paragraphs as if I was changing the line spacing. Ugh!! I hate Microsoft!
    I guess my question is, is there anyway to get XP styles to work more like they did under Word 2000? Is there a fix or patch I should have downloaded a setting I should change....anything would be helpful at this point.

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    Re: Styles run amok! (Word 2002 (XP))

    You may find the responses to <post#=335886>post 335886</post#> helpful.

    StuartR

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    Re: Styles run amok! (Word 2002 (XP))

    Regarding the disappearing text -- I've seen this before in 2002, the text shows up if you print the document, but it is invisible on screen. Is that what was happening for you? The only "fix" I have found for this: Go to Tools/Options/Compatability and check the box for Balance SBCS characters and DBCS characters. This setting is supposedly not used in English Word, but I have seen it rectify the problem of disappearing on-screen text.

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    Re: Styles run amok! (Word 2002 (XP))

    That seems to have fixed it. File that fix under 'who woulda thought...'
    Thanks!

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