Word autocreates styles no matter what

Subject: Word autocreates styles no matter what
From: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 01 May 2008 13:16:13 -0500 (CDT)

I've found a solution to my problem, but I don't understand the problem and wonder if I'm missing something.

You know how Word creates new styles if you use the formatting toolbar items within a style. So, if you select a word and click B in the toolbar to bold it, in your Para style, Word creates

Para Bold

and sticks it in the Styles and Formatting pane.

According to Word help and every online site I found, if you deselect "Define styles based on your formatting", (Tools/Autoformat As You Type tab), this behavior goes away.

It doesn't. Selected, deselected, Word keeps adding new styles. Why? Am I missing something?

In case you're wondering, the solution -- regardless of whether that option is selected -- is to create character styles and format exclusively with them.

Have you encountered this situation?

Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or
printed documentation. Features include support for Windows Vista & 2007
Microsoft Office, team authoring, plus more.

True single source, conditional content, PDF export, modular help.
Help & Manual is the most powerful authoring tool for technical
documentation. Boost your productivity! http://www.helpandmanual.com

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/archive%40web.techwr-l.com

To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.


Previous by Author: Re: Each vs Every grrrr
Next by Author: Re: Word autocreates styles no matter what
Previous by Thread: Re: Dynamic publishing and single sourcing
Next by Thread: Re: Word autocreates styles no matter what

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads