Strange (and infuriating) Word 2003 problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by the.quixotic, May 20, 2006.

  1. the.quixotic

    the.quixotic OSNN Junior Addict

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    As the title suggests, this is driving me nuts :mad:

    Say im typing away in Word 2003, and half way down the first page I decide to make a bulleted list. So ill make a new line, and click the Bullet List button, and instead of just bulleting the current line, it will convert the ENTIRE document to a bulleted list - in addition, it will convert all the text to the same formatting applied to the line I was just working on.
    The same thing happens when do numbered lists, sometimes when i increase size, change B/I/U, etc.

    I have fiddled with all the options, and I tried uninstalling/reinstalling Office, but it seems when you uninstall it doesnt delete any options youve changed (i suspect i changed some obscure thing and now I don't know how to change it back).

    Im using Office 2003 Professional w/ Service Pack 2. Thanks for any help :)

    forgot to add:
    If you hit Control-Z (undo) after pressing bullet list (or whatever), Word will do what it was meant to do in the first place - add a bullet point next to the line i was working on, and leaving all other formatting as it was.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2006
  2. the.quixotic

    the.quixotic OSNN Junior Addict

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    Never mind - I believe i have fixed the problem. It seems I had "Automatically Updated" set in the options for the "Normal" Style - therefore, whenever I was using Normal to write and changed the style, it would update the entire document.
     
  3. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Well there ya go!
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