Fwd: Word Problem

Subject: Fwd: Word Problem
From: Barbara Donohue <bdonohue -at- alum -dot- mit -dot- edu>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 23:53:58 -0500

I have experienced this intermittently. I think it's a bug. Saving & closing docs, then exiting Word, and restarting it often helps. Do you have the latest Word updates installed?

Barbara Donohue
The engineer who writes. Turning technology into English.
Specializing in mechanical technologies

Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 16:51:01 -0500
From: "Deborah Slutzky" <Deborah -dot- Slutzky -at- datacore -dot- com>
Subject: Word Problem
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Hi All,

I've been suffering for a long time with Word. I'm wondering if anyone
knows of a setting to turn this OFF.

When I make a selection in a document and want to format that selection
specifically, instead of just applying the formatting to my selection,
the entire document gets the formatting applied to it and then I have to
undo which then applies the formatting to what I originally wanted to

It's maddening and slows me down.

I get the same behavior in Word 2003 & 2007-does anyone know of a way

Thanks for all who took the time to offer opinions on my recent "How to"
question, my I am confident in my dislike for the whole thing.

Deb Slutzky
DataCore Software
Sr. Technical Writer
Deborah -dot- Slutzky -at- datacore -dot- com <mailto:Deborah -dot- Slutzky -at- datacore -dot- com>

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