Re: Word hassle again!

Subject: Re: Word hassle again!
From: "Char James-Tanny" <charjtf -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 23:08:20 -0400

> Word 2007, Vista. I have a style named Numbered Step and as the name
> implies, it is used for numbered steps in a procedure. It was working
> beautifully until all of a sudden - boom - now when I update the TOC,
> the left indent gets automatically reset from 0.00 to 0.5 and I have no
> idea why. I have made sure that under the Options for Styles, that all
> the options under "Select Formatting to Show as Styles" are NOT
> selected, and I even went through and changed all of the numbered steps
> to a non-numbered style, deleted the Numbered Step style, then selected
> the Non-numbered style and applied a numbering format. So, every time I
> update the TOC (to check that I have my headings as expected), I have to
> manually go through and reapply the formatting to each of the numbered
> steps and needless to say, it's a huge time suck to do this. Also, after
> I reformat the numbering, and start a new numbered list, of course I
> have to manually restart the list at "1" and that hoses all of the
> formatting again!

Modify the style and select Format > Numbering. (I'm going from memory
here, so I might have some of the option names wrong.) In the
numbering gallery, click Customize. Check the settings in this dialog
box...the indent might be set to the wrong value and I believe that
Word uses this value (and not the one from Format > Paragraph).

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