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    Plain Text Style (Word 2000)

    A user created a brand new document from scratch. Saved
    many times with many versions. The document was formatted
    with different styles. Around the 9th version of the
    document whenever the user opened the document everything
    was Plain Text Style. If you made changes and saved the
    document with the correct styles, the next time you opened
    the document it was back to Plain Text Styles throughout
    the entire document. I would normally think that the
    document was corrupt BUT we have now had 4-5 users
    experiencing this same problem and it isn't just with 1
    document per person.

    Any ideas what may be causing this? Any help would be
    greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
    S. Clark

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    Re: Plain Text Style (Word 2000)

    It is certainly possible that your document is corrupt. I would first check to make sure that you haven't turned on Tools/Options/View/Draft font, although that only affects the document in Outline or Normal view. Secondly, try copying everything except the last paragraph mark into a new document (or inserting into a new blank document). You can also try saving it as a web page (HTML) & then back to a doc file.

    If this is happening to more than one document & user, then I would check to see if some add-in is causing this. You can use the steps listed in <post#=197827>post 197827</post#>.
    Hope this helps,

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    Re: Plain Text Style (Word 2000)

    Any chance that someone did a Save As changing the format to Text but maintaining a .DOC extension?

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    Re: Plain Text Style (Word 2000)

    Is there any gibberish in the file at all? If there is I would check the "Recover Text from any file" option when choosing File > Open from within Word.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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