Re: A Word autonumbering/PDF problem

Subject: Re: A Word autonumbering/PDF problem
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 16:46:19 -0700

On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 2:19 PM, Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

> Is she using the same version of Word? Or did she recently switch from Word
> 2003 to Word 2007? Or change OS from XP to Vista?

I blame Word for everything. I've used it since DOS version 1.0 (remember
the one that fit on a floppy disk?) And I never encountered as many problems
as in recent years. Lately I've had a similar problem in that I cannot
modify the paragraph styles for Headings 5 and above. The paragraph window
shows empty left indent, first line indent of 22.75 inches, and standard
spacing before and after. I set the first two values to 0 to remove the
first line and header indent. Then, when I try to close the dialog the
system complains that 'The measurement must be between -22" and 22".'

I can't even save the paragraph dialog with the initial values it opened
with. This is a sure sign of data corruption, or a background update, maybe
even to Internet Explorer, somewhere. I wouldn't doubt that Tracy's friend's
problem is related.


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