Re: Word: ghost sections

Subject: Re: Word: ghost sections
From: HALL Bill <hallb -at- TENIX -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 1998 09:01:00 +1000

>From: John Cornellier <cornelli -at- CLAMART -dot- SRPC -dot- SLB -dot- COM>
>Subject: Word: ghost sections

>Hi, I have a Word 7 doc in which the section numbering increments on status
>bar, as I move the cursor through the text -- but Word does not display the
>"Section Break" in the text.
>Anyone encountered this and/or have a workaround?


It isn't clear what your context is, and what you want to do with the break
once you find it. However, our authors often encounter problems tied to
invisible section breaks in a variety of formatting circumstances where the
applicable style for the preceding para mark prevents the marker from being
visible on the screen (e.g., if the para mark associated with the section
break is set to right justify, there is no space on the line to display the

There are two ways you can locate invisible section breaks.

(1) Do a Find/Special/Section Break and step through the document until the
cursor stops at the appropriate place.

(2) Select the general area where you think the Section Break is, and set
the Style to normal.

One of many reasons why I hate MSW as an authoring environment.

(My apologies to the net if someone else has already provided this answer.
I can only afford the time to read the digests.)

Bill Hall
Documentation Systems Specialist
Tenix Defence Systems

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