FW: Word Problem

Subject: FW: Word Problem
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 09:42:25 -0500

Just a quick follow-up, after someone queried me off-list: Word has all
sorts of mischievous automations that I disable.

For each style, I always clear the Automatically Update check box in the
Modify Style dialog box.

Globally, I always clear the Tools => Templates and Add-ins =>
Automatically Update Document Styles check box.

I also always clear the Tools => Options => Edit => Keep Track of
Formatting check box.

Outside of styles and templates, there are also mischievous automations
for saving backup copies, fast saves, background saves...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Goldstein
> Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 8:02 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Word Problem
> Hi Barbara,
> The problem that Deborah describes is not a bug -- it's a
> check box that needs to be deselected. Diane Evans offered to
> help Deborah with this offline.
> Word allows you to apply formatting (bold, italics, different
> font sizes) directly to the text. This is fine for writing
> letters and so on. But for technical writing, you really need
> to use styles and templates.
> Happy Friday,
> Dan
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Barbara Donohue
> > Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 11:54 PM
> > To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > Subject: Fwd: Word Problem
> >
> > 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?
> >

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