Re: Bulleted Lists in Word 97

Subject: Re: Bulleted Lists in Word 97
From: Geoff Lane <geoff -at- GJCTECH -dot- FORCE9 -dot- NET>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 17:52:48 -0000

Hi Sherri,

The problem is probably due to how Word determines the bulleted list format.
It uses a style gallery. I understand that this is stored in the
registry -- thus ensuring that you cannot guarantee how bulleted and
numbered lists will appear between documents (and even in the same document
on different machines.) Put less subtly, automatic bullets and numbers and
hideously broken in Word and you'd be far better off handling these

FWIW, I went through a similar hell about six months ago. A couple of
Usenet groups on Microsoft's public server helped. Someone even wrote a
suite of macros to create a 'corporate standard' style gallery and then
apply this every time you opened a document. However, I found it easier to
do the bullets and numbers by hand (I just recorded macros that set a
hanging indent, inserted a bullet symbol, and tabbed to the body margin.)


Geoff Lane
Cornwall, UK
geoff -at- gjctech -dot- force9 -dot- net

SEIGLER, Sherri wrote:
> Guys, I'm having a stupid day. I have a formatted list which is being cut
> and pasted from another document. My bullets are changing font
> size, shape,
> etc. I can have my original format on the first one, and the
> second one is
> some funky shape other than what I have created in my styles. I
> have tried
> deleting the previous paragraph marker, but it stays the same.
> Currently I
> am cussing Word and its makers. I guess my question is why is it doing
> this, and what can I do to prevent it?

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