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    Auto Number Shading (2003)

    Now that I am using the latest version of Word, I've discovered that when using Ctrl+Up/Down Arrow to navigate a document, I see all auto numbered paragraphs suddenly displaying shading, as if they are field codes. This is annoying all by itself, but it has the additional byproduct of making me use extra keystrokes to navigate any section of a document that contains bullets, list numbering, etc.

    Can this be turned off. I can find nothing in Options that handles this. What was Microsoft thinking?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Auto Number Shading (2003)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    I don't think there is a way to turn this off. You can use this "feature"
    - to see whether a series of numbers belong to the same list.
    - to apply direct formatting to all numbers in a list.
    - to open the Bullets and Numbering dialog (double click the gray area).

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    Re: Auto Number Shading (2003)

    Thanks, Hans

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    Re: Auto Number Shading (2003)

    The following macros can be added to your normal template to stop the cursor from stopping at the beginning of the number or bullet.

    Sub DownPara()
    Selection.MoveDown Unit:=wdParagraph, Count:=1
    End Sub


    Sub UpPara()
    Selection.MoveUp Unit:=wdParagraph, Count:=1
    End Sub

    Once the macros are in the template, you can assign a keyboard shortcut (Control+Down and Control+Up arrows) for each.

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