Re: MSWord Problem

Subject: Re: MSWord Problem
From: Pam Owen <Nighthawk1 -at- MINDSPRING -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 13:07:43 -0500

At 09:18 AM 2/3/98 -0600, Maurice Thompson wrote:

>I am posting this question for a co-worker. She is looking for help and
>advise on how to correct this problem. She would also like to know
>how to contact the MSWord listserv.

The address for the WORD-PC listserv is LISTSERV -at- ufobi1 -dot- uni-forst -dot- gwdg -dot- de -dot-
I believe you join by typing the following line in the body of the message:


If not SUBSCRIBE, it's SIGNON. I joined so long ago, I don't remember. The
only info I have is on signing off, for which you use the SIGNOFF command.
FYI, the following Web site has a lot of good links to Word sites,
including other forums:

>The problem(s) stem around a template that we are using to create all
>documentation that will untimately be accessed thoughtout the
>company. It seems that a file is put into a shared directory, but the
>viewed and printed output differ. Such as numbered lists in table cells
>are being renumbered. My version is 1, 2, 3, then 1, 2, 3 but when Chris
>opens the same file she gets 1, 2, 3, then 4, 5, 6. Sometimes the style
>does not keep proper spacing, white space, and margins. It's a real
>mess and it will only get worse as we create more documentation that
>needs to be shared.

I'm not sure how this is happening. I'd need more info to try to figure out
the problem. You're saying the viewed and printed output of the same file
on the same machine differ, or are you getting different versions (onscreen
and printed) of the same file on different machines? Are sharing a DOC file
and a template? Is everyone set up properly so all of you are accessing the
same version of the template? Are you downloading the template to your hard
drives, or leaving it on the server? (I've found the latter method causes
lots of problems, including not being able to update the template easily.
Which version of Word are you using? For this document, do you have the
Automatically Update Document Styles box checked in the File/Template (in
Word 7) dialog box?

Pam Owen
Nighthawk Communications
Reston, Virginia, USA
E-mail: Nighthawk1 -at- mindspring -dot- com

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