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Old January 8th 07, 12:53 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Moneypenny
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Default Indentation all wrong!

Hi all

I work in a legal environment and we always have a lot of problem on style
and numbering....

In our office we have a full set of numbering style and it is very easy to
use. However, if we need to send the document to our clients to edit and
then receive back many times the style got corrupted...

This time I got a real problem that spent me 2 days (but not able to 'FIX'
it yet)....I got a document from our client, which contains more then 3
companies' style in it already (it had more then 100 styles...). We are able
to track down what numbering style it is mainly use so we followed that,
however, the indentation are all wrong every time we fixed that and save and
re-open!

eg (not exactly but close to this) the correct one:

1 tab Country

indent1.1 tab Area

indentindent (a) tab City

result (after save and re-open)

indent 1 tab Country

indentindentindent1.1tabtab Area

indentindentindentindent (a) tabtab City

Luckily all numbering are correct, only indentations are wrong...

Q1: Is there a method to remove those unused style?

Q2: What is the best approach to fix this problem???

Thanks a lot!

Regards

Moneypenny



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  #2  
Old January 8th 07, 01:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Stefan Blom
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Posts: 8,430
Default Indentation all wrong!

2. For numbered styles, specify the indentation via the Customize
Outline Numbered List dialog box; then it should be retained.

1. For a way to delete unused styles, see
http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Style_Report.htm.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Moneypenny" wrote in message
...
Hi all

I work in a legal environment and we always have a lot of problem on

style
and numbering....

In our office we have a full set of numbering style and it is very

easy to
use. However, if we need to send the document to our clients to

edit and
then receive back many times the style got corrupted...

This time I got a real problem that spent me 2 days (but not able to

'FIX'
it yet)....I got a document from our client, which contains more

then 3
companies' style in it already (it had more then 100 styles...). We

are able
to track down what numbering style it is mainly use so we followed

that,
however, the indentation are all wrong every time we fixed that and

save and
re-open!

eg (not exactly but close to this) the correct one:

1 tab Country

indent1.1 tab Area

indentindent (a) tab City

result (after save and re-open)

indent 1 tab Country

indentindentindent1.1tabtab Area

indentindentindentindent (a) tabtab City

Luckily all numbering are correct, only indentations are wrong...

Q1: Is there a method to remove those unused style?

Q2: What is the best approach to fix this problem???

Thanks a lot!

Regards

Moneypenny










  #3  
Old January 8th 07, 02:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Moneypenny
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Posts: 3
Default Indentation all wrong!

Thanks Stefan - the style report is very useful.

For numbered styles, I used to just specify the indentation as you suggested
however this one was very strange - other things like tab and paragraph
settings also affect the whole thing. I spent the whole day yesterday to fix
on one computer however after I send that to my colleagues it all messed up
again....maybe this one was special...

I think that is always a real pain when making changes on other specified
style and numbering....



"Stefan Blom" wrote:

2. For numbered styles, specify the indentation via the Customize
Outline Numbered List dialog box; then it should be retained.

1. For a way to delete unused styles, see
http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Style_Report.htm.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Moneypenny" wrote in message
...
Hi all

I work in a legal environment and we always have a lot of problem on

style
and numbering....

In our office we have a full set of numbering style and it is very

easy to
use. However, if we need to send the document to our clients to

edit and
then receive back many times the style got corrupted...

This time I got a real problem that spent me 2 days (but not able to

'FIX'
it yet)....I got a document from our client, which contains more

then 3
companies' style in it already (it had more then 100 styles...). We

are able
to track down what numbering style it is mainly use so we followed

that,
however, the indentation are all wrong every time we fixed that and

save and
re-open!

eg (not exactly but close to this) the correct one:

1 tab Country

indent1.1 tab Area

indentindent (a) tab City

result (after save and re-open)

indent 1 tab Country

indentindentindent1.1tabtab Area

indentindentindentindent (a) tabtab City

Luckily all numbering are correct, only indentations are wrong...

Q1: Is there a method to remove those unused style?

Q2: What is the best approach to fix this problem???

Thanks a lot!

Regards

Moneypenny











  #4  
Old January 8th 07, 02:31 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Stefan Blom
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Posts: 8,430
Default Indentation all wrong!

"Moneypenny" wrote in message
...
Thanks Stefan - the style report is very useful.

For numbered styles, I used to just specify the indentation as you

suggested
however this one was very strange - other things like tab and

paragraph
settings also affect the whole thing. I spent the whole day

yesterday to fix
on one computer however after I send that to my colleagues it all

messed up
again....maybe this one was special...


Check if the problem style has been set to "Automatically update" in
the Modify Style dialog box. If so, clear the option.

Another possibility is that "Automatically update document styles" is
checked in Tools | Templates and Add-Ins, but this normally wouldn't
cause any trouble (unless you all have differently formatted versions
of the attached template, causing the document to change depending on
who opens it). If the option is checked, you could clear it anyway.

If everything else fails, you could copy and paste all text (except
the final paragraph mark) into a new file, in order to get rid of any
corruption. For more, see
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/apperrors/CorruptDoc.htm.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



I think that is always a real pain when making changes on other

specified
style and numbering....



"Stefan Blom" wrote:

2. For numbered styles, specify the indentation via the Customize
Outline Numbered List dialog box; then it should be retained.

1. For a way to delete unused styles, see
http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Style_Report.htm.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Moneypenny" wrote in message
...
Hi all

I work in a legal environment and we always have a lot of

problem on
style
and numbering....

In our office we have a full set of numbering style and it is

very
easy to
use. However, if we need to send the document to our clients to

edit and
then receive back many times the style got corrupted...

This time I got a real problem that spent me 2 days (but not

able to
'FIX'
it yet)....I got a document from our client, which contains more

then 3
companies' style in it already (it had more then 100 styles...).

We
are able
to track down what numbering style it is mainly use so we

followed
that,
however, the indentation are all wrong every time we fixed that

and
save and
re-open!

eg (not exactly but close to this) the correct one:

1 tab Country

indent1.1 tab Area

indentindent (a) tab City

result (after save and re-open)

indent 1 tab Country

indentindentindent1.1tabtab Area

indentindentindentindent (a) tabtab City

Luckily all numbering are correct, only indentations are

wrong...

Q1: Is there a method to remove those unused style?

Q2: What is the best approach to fix this problem???

Thanks a lot!

Regards

Moneypenny


















  #5  
Old January 9th 07, 07:02 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Moneypenny
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Posts: 3
Default Indentation all wrong!

I don't think the document itself had been courrpted, but only the style. I
know the method you mention however it did not work.

The real trouble is the normal.dot on every company can be different. So
there is no way for me to know what is the correct setting for those
'external style'.

Thanks for your help.

Moneypenny

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

"Moneypenny" wrote in message
...
Thanks Stefan - the style report is very useful.

For numbered styles, I used to just specify the indentation as you

suggested
however this one was very strange - other things like tab and

paragraph
settings also affect the whole thing. I spent the whole day

yesterday to fix
on one computer however after I send that to my colleagues it all

messed up
again....maybe this one was special...


Check if the problem style has been set to "Automatically update" in
the Modify Style dialog box. If so, clear the option.

Another possibility is that "Automatically update document styles" is
checked in Tools | Templates and Add-Ins, but this normally wouldn't
cause any trouble (unless you all have differently formatted versions
of the attached template, causing the document to change depending on
who opens it). If the option is checked, you could clear it anyway.

If everything else fails, you could copy and paste all text (except
the final paragraph mark) into a new file, in order to get rid of any
corruption. For more, see
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/apperrors/CorruptDoc.htm.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



I think that is always a real pain when making changes on other

specified
style and numbering....



"Stefan Blom" wrote:

2. For numbered styles, specify the indentation via the Customize
Outline Numbered List dialog box; then it should be retained.

1. For a way to delete unused styles, see
http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Style_Report.htm.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Moneypenny" wrote in message
...
Hi all

I work in a legal environment and we always have a lot of

problem on
style
and numbering....

In our office we have a full set of numbering style and it is

very
easy to
use. However, if we need to send the document to our clients to
edit and
then receive back many times the style got corrupted...

This time I got a real problem that spent me 2 days (but not

able to
'FIX'
it yet)....I got a document from our client, which contains more
then 3
companies' style in it already (it had more then 100 styles...).

We
are able
to track down what numbering style it is mainly use so we

followed
that,
however, the indentation are all wrong every time we fixed that

and
save and
re-open!

eg (not exactly but close to this) the correct one:

1 tab Country

indent1.1 tab Area

indentindent (a) tab City

result (after save and re-open)

indent 1 tab Country

indentindentindent1.1tabtab Area

indentindentindentindent (a) tabtab City

Luckily all numbering are correct, only indentations are

wrong...

Q1: Is there a method to remove those unused style?

Q2: What is the best approach to fix this problem???

Thanks a lot!

Regards

Moneypenny



















  #6  
Old January 11th 07, 04:04 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Stefan Blom
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Posts: 8,430
Default Indentation all wrong!

If you are the last person to edit the document, you could remove all
formatting (apply Body Text or whichever style is used most
frequently) and then reformat the document as desired. Obviously, with
a lot of numbering this could be very time-consuming. In the long run
I guess the best solution would be if you could all agree on a
specific template, and use it consistently.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Moneypenny" wrote in message
...
I don't think the document itself had been courrpted, but only the

style. I
know the method you mention however it did not work.

The real trouble is the normal.dot on every company can be

different. So
there is no way for me to know what is the correct setting for those
'external style'.

Thanks for your help.

Moneypenny

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

"Moneypenny" wrote in message
...
Thanks Stefan - the style report is very useful.

For numbered styles, I used to just specify the indentation as

you
suggested
however this one was very strange - other things like tab and

paragraph
settings also affect the whole thing. I spent the whole day

yesterday to fix
on one computer however after I send that to my colleagues it

all
messed up
again....maybe this one was special...


Check if the problem style has been set to "Automatically update"

in
the Modify Style dialog box. If so, clear the option.

Another possibility is that "Automatically update document styles"

is
checked in Tools | Templates and Add-Ins, but this normally

wouldn't
cause any trouble (unless you all have differently formatted

versions
of the attached template, causing the document to change depending

on
who opens it). If the option is checked, you could clear it

anyway.

If everything else fails, you could copy and paste all text

(except
the final paragraph mark) into a new file, in order to get rid of

any
corruption. For more, see
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/apperrors/CorruptDoc.htm.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



I think that is always a real pain when making changes on other

specified
style and numbering....



"Stefan Blom" wrote:

2. For numbered styles, specify the indentation via the

Customize
Outline Numbered List dialog box; then it should be retained.

1. For a way to delete unused styles, see
http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Style_Report.htm.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Moneypenny" wrote in message
...
Hi all

I work in a legal environment and we always have a lot of

problem on
style
and numbering....

In our office we have a full set of numbering style and it

is
very
easy to
use. However, if we need to send the document to our

clients to
edit and
then receive back many times the style got corrupted...

This time I got a real problem that spent me 2 days (but not

able to
'FIX'
it yet)....I got a document from our client, which contains

more
then 3
companies' style in it already (it had more then 100

styles...).
We
are able
to track down what numbering style it is mainly use so we

followed
that,
however, the indentation are all wrong every time we fixed

that
and
save and
re-open!

eg (not exactly but close to this) the correct one:

1 tab Country

indent1.1 tab Area

indentindent (a) tab City

result (after save and re-open)

indent 1 tab Country

indentindentindent1.1tabtab Area

indentindentindentindent (a) tabtab City

Luckily all numbering are correct, only indentations are

wrong...

Q1: Is there a method to remove those unused style?

Q2: What is the best approach to fix this problem???

Thanks a lot!

Regards

Moneypenny






















 




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