Re: Does anyone recognize this?

Subject: Re: Does anyone recognize this?
From: rebecca_hopkins -at- comcast -dot- net (Rebecca Hopkins)
To: klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 05 Aug 2008 16:07:47 +0000

Acrobat can put weird stuff in front of your headings. They're supposed to be hidden (read: really small), then cleaned out after the PDF is done rendering.

-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
> 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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