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

    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

    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

    Well there ya go!