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> Subject: Does anyone recognize this?
> I am seeing something odd in one of my documents. As far as I
> can tell it isn't causing any problems, but I don't know
> what's going on and as long as I don't understand it, I have
> to wonder if there is potential for trouble.
> One of my 1st-level headings is outline numbered and in the
> body of the doc it appears like this:
> 3.0 Section Heading
> In the Document Map, it should appear the same way. But it
> appears like this:
> 3.0[k2] Section Heading
> What the heck is that [k2] thing? It appears ONLY in the
> document map; it does not appear in the body of the doc
> either as regular text or as hidden text. There is no hidden
> text in that heading, no index marker, no footnote marker, no
> bookmark - there isn't a bookmark, footnote, or index in the
> entire document. I did not deliberately put any kind of
> marker in that heading and I don't know how long it's been
> there. I just noticed it today.
> That mark was not in the numbering specs of the heading
> style. I changed the numbering specs so the heading is now
> numbered just 3 instead of 3.0, and the mark remained in the
> document map.
> When I changed the style of that heading to "normal" the mark
> disappeared from the document map. When I changed the line
> back to a 1st-level heading, it reappeared.
> I created a new 1st-level heading one line down, and the mark
> did not appear on that new heading. I then deleted the
> original heading, so the new heading moved up to take its
> place. When I did that, the mark appeared in the document map
> next to the new heading.
> If I use any heading level, all the way down to level 8, the
> mark remains in the document map. If I change the style of
> that line to any style other than a TOC-use heading, the mark
> disappears. It appears if I use any style that is part of the
> heading structure. But it appears only on that particular
> heading, on that line.
> I'm out of ideas. Anyone else have any?
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