Re: A doozy even for Word

Subject: Re: A doozy even for Word
From: "Pro TechWriter" <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Van Boening, Tammy" <Tammy -dot- VanBoening -at- chartercom -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 14:21:36 -0400

This has happened to me in other versions of Word, particularly when using a
template with macros in it.

Not sure about the version you are working in, but you used to be able to do
a search and replace to fix this problem.

Search on the paragraph (you'll have to look up the character--used to be
something like ^p) and replace with the paragraph style, which you should be
able to choose from a style list. It's best to do the search and replace a
paragraph at a time, especially if all the paragraph's have lost
their style link.

This might work, although I'd try it on a copy of your document in case it
does not help.

HTH,
PT



On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 1:25 PM, Van Boening, Tammy <
Tammy -dot- VanBoening -at- chartercom -dot- com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> TIA,
>
> TVB
>
> Tammy Van Boening
> Curriculum Developer
> Charter University
> Charter Communications, Inc.
> tammy -dot- vanboening -at- chartercom -dot- com
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Follow-Ups:

References:
The case against M$ Word: From: Chris Morton
Re: The case against M$ Word: From: Chris Morton
RE: The case against M$ Word: From: Ed
A doozy even for Word: From: Van Boening, Tammy

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