RE: Word's language settings (was: A couple of strange ones?)

Subject: RE: Word's language settings (was: A couple of strange ones?)
From: "Goldstein, Dan" <DGoldstein -at- DeusTech -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L (E-mail)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 10:53:53 -0500

IMHO: Automatically updating styles is indeed "often useful," but also
dangerous. Better to use a macro to update styles *on demand*. Also, please
note the two separate style-update settings: the one in the Templates and
Add-ins dialog box and the one in the Modify Style dialog box. Better to
leave both of them unchecked (in the latter case, you must clear the check
box for each individual style).

By automatically updating styles, you essentially invite Word to change
things without your permission. As Shauna Kelly (a Microsoft Word MVP)
writes, "If Automatically Update is ticked, un-tick it. There is not enough
aspirin on the planet to cure all the headaches this causes when it is

Dan Goldstein

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geoff Hart
> Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 10:34 AM
> Subject: Word's language settings (was: A couple of strange ones?)
> ... if the document has
> been set to automatically update styles, then the next time
> you open it
> the language settings will all be changed back to the original
> settings, and the spellcheck problems will reoccur. (For that matter,
> if you don't want to update the styles--which is often useful but not
> here--you should make sure this checkbox hasn't been
> selected: open the
> Tools menu, select Templates and Add-ins, and make sure that
> "automatically update" isn't selected.)

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