A doozy even for Word

Subject: A doozy even for Word
From: "Van Boening, Tammy" <Tammy -dot- VanBoening -at- chartercom -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 12:25:40 -0500

And here's a doozy even for Word that I have never seen before and have
encountered twice now on this particular document on which I am working
(Vista, Word 2007). In addition to the corruption of the Word
templates, inconsistent and frustrating auto-numbering and bullets,
disappearing heading paragraphs and text, all of which I have dealt with
and have learned some tricks about (thanks to this list), when I opened
my document today and clicked in a paragraph, I noticed that the style
was not automatically selected in the Styles list. I thought it was just
one weird paragraph, but a quick perusal of the whole document revealed
that every single flippin' paragraph was no longer marked with its style
- all of them were gone like that - body text, headings, etc. I had to
manually and painstakingly go through each and every paragraph in this
100+ page document and reapply the paragraph style. 95% of the time,
there was no visible change in the layout of the paragraph, but the
remainder of the time, the paragraph's alignment/spacing above and
before/indentation would be reset (at least correctly!).

I have never ever encountered this before with Word and this one is a
good one. Now, if I were copying and pasting from an application like
PPT or a PDF into the Word document and forgot to apply the desired
style after copying, then that's one thing, but, all of this text is
original and entered brand new into the document, so. . .

Any thoughts or suggestions as how to avoid this major fiasco in the
future? I have absolutely no idea what causes it or how to solve it
other than the manual paragraph by paragraph approach that I have had to
carry out twice now.



Tammy Van Boening
Curriculum Developer
Charter University
Charter Communications, Inc.
tammy -dot- vanboening -at- chartercom -dot- com

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