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Strange (and infuriating) Word 2003 problem


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.
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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.

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