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    Unwanted style changes when setting a tab (Word 97)

    I have templates with various styles.

    As soon as I am in the main "normal" style body text of the document, whilst justification is set on, if I set a tab, tab to it and type some text, the style will change from Normal to one of my pre-set styles, as soon as I print preview the document.

    Has anyone else come across this problem?

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    Re: Unwanted style changes when setting a tab (Word 97)

    If I understand correctly, this will happen if there are two conditions:
    1. Tools/Options/Edit tab/Tabs & backspace set left indent is checked.
    2. Your styles are numbered styles, even if the number isn't displayed.

    In that situation, using the tab & backspace key is the same as using Alt+Shift+right or left arrow. You can UNcheck the setting under Tools/Options to change the behavior. It should have nothing to do with justification or Print Preview, though, so I may be barking up the wrong tree.

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    Re: Unwanted style changes when setting a tab (Word 97)

    Could be your styles are being defined based on your formatting - not sure if this was an option in Word 97, though. In Word 2000 and XP - Tools, Autocorrect, Autoformat As You Type tab - remove checkmark from "Define styles based on your formatting."

    HTH!

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    Re: Unwanted style changes when setting a tab (Word 97)

    That sorted it - thanks.

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