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    Outline Twilight Zone (2003)

    Set up my whole outline format I need in Bullets and Numbering, Outline Numbered - for some bizzare reason can only promote and demote levels in outline view - print view the tab only works like the tab key - just shoves the text over but doesn't change the outline numbering level. What should I look for to fix this - please????

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    Re: Outline Twilight Zone (2003)

    That is "normal" behavior. Tab and Shift+Tab only promote and demote in Outline view, in other views they insert a tab or increase/decrease indentation, depending on where you are and on a setting in the AutoFormat As You Type tab of Tools | AutoCorrect Options ("Set left- and first-indent with tabs and backspaces").

    You can use Alt+Shift+right arrow and Alt+Shift+left arrow in all views to promote and demote.

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    Re: Outline Twilight Zone (2003)

    There is a dangerous option under Tools>AutoCorrect..., AutoFormat As You Type that might be related to this: Automatic numbered lists. But if that doesn't work, it probably is behaving the way it was designed.

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    Re: Outline Twilight Zone (2003)

    I'm sure the AutoFormat As You Type (BTW - this is a co-worker's document and I have NO idea what she has or hasn't done that's why I wanted to know places to check to see what she's HAS done) - if you could go into a little more detail about just what option is dangerous I might have a chance - please and thank you.

    I've attached the document in question - hopefully you can figure it out - I have complete faith.

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    Re: Outline Twilight Zone (2003)

    Have you checked 'Set left- and first-indent with tabs and backspaces' in the AutoFormat As You Type tab of Tools | AutoCorrect Options?

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    Re: Outline Twilight Zone (2003)

    Yep . . .

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    Re: Outline Twilight Zone (2003)

    I meant "dangerous" in the sense of wrecking my my preferred formatting, since Word will change various settings to conform to the list templates, rather than simply live with the format I've got going. Not dangerous in the sense of causing corruption or anything like that...at least I don't think so.

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    Re: Outline Twilight Zone (2003)

    The list template seems pretty messed up:
    Both levels 2 and 4 are linked to style SUT, but level 2 has a numbering of "SCHEDULE 0 -", not "1.01".
    Level 3 is linked to style PR1, but has a numbering of "PRODUCT DATA SHEET 0 -", not "A." ... an so on.

    After fixing the list template, Tab and Shift+Tab work fine (and apply the proper styles), if there's a check mark in "Tools > AutoCorrect options > AutoFormat as you type > Set left and first line indent for tab and backspace".
    The simplest way I found to fix things was to edit the style PRT, go into the numbering dialog, expand it, and attach level 3 to style DST, level 4 to ART, and level 5 to PR1.

    That way, you have unused styles at levels 2 and 3, but I didn't have to mess with the numbering and indent definitions. Maybe you should start from scratch and redefine the complete list template (or find an older, clean and working version of the template if such exists).

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    Re: Outline Twilight Zone (2003)

    Thank you soo much - this person is one of those people you work with who make you wish they would transfer to anywhere but where you are - she doesn't want to do this particular task so is making it as difficult as she possibly can - she made this mess after I took the time to type 7 pages of directions, with snapshots of each level and how it should be set up - now I have direction on how to fix the problem from an EXPERT, in writing - so she can't say, AGAIN, "I don't know what I did or how to fix it - poor me!" Do I sound bitter? Yep - you've all worked with "her" - it's always too hard and someone else should have to do it.

    Anyway - thanks for the vent and the help - have a great week.

    Aunt Linda

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