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Using Word 2002 in XP professional.

Suddenly I am having trouble changing the style assigned to a line or text:
Following a line formatted as "Heading 3", when I press "enter" to start a
new line, the new line is still formatted as Heading 3! Every attempt I
make to change it to "normal" fails.

If I type some text into the new line, it is formatted as a "heading 3" and
if I select this text and try to change it to "normal" it will not change.

How do I get out of this dilemma? I closed the document and reopened it but
the problem remains. It is a very long document if that is a factor.

Jeff



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All styles have a 'Style for following paragraph' setting. Have you checked
to make sure that it hasn't inadvertently set itself to follow with Heading
3 Style? Also, are you ending you Heading 3 with a paragraph return and not
a line feed?

Are you using the DocMap?

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Using Word 2002 in XP professional.

Suddenly I am having trouble changing the style assigned to a line or
text:
Following a line formatted as "Heading 3", when I press "enter" to start a
new line, the new line is still formatted as Heading 3! Every attempt I
make to change it to "normal" fails.

If I type some text into the new line, it is formatted as a "heading 3"
and
if I select this text and try to change it to "normal" it will not change.

How do I get out of this dilemma? I closed the document and reopened it
but
the problem remains. It is a very long document if that is a factor.

Jeff




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Not using DocMap.

The problem occurs in a section of text which I pasted into the document. It
consisted of a list of headings styled as Heading 3 that I was planning to
fill in with material later. I think that caused that entire section to be
styled as a continuous Heading 3 region and maybe that is why it will not
permit me to interpose "normal" lines within that area. I think I will just
redo that section without pasting it.

Jeff

Terry Farrell wrote:
All styles have a 'Style for following paragraph' setting. Have you
checked to make sure that it hasn't inadvertently set itself to
follow with Heading 3 Style? Also, are you ending you Heading 3 with
a paragraph return and not a line feed?

Are you using the DocMap?


wrote in message
...
Using Word 2002 in XP professional.

Suddenly I am having trouble changing the style assigned to a line or
text:
Following a line formatted as "Heading 3", when I press "enter" to
start a new line, the new line is still formatted as Heading 3! Every
attempt I make to change it to "normal" fails.

If I type some text into the new line, it is formatted as a "heading
3" and
if I select this text and try to change it to "normal" it will not
change. How do I get out of this dilemma? I closed the document and
reopened it but
the problem remains. It is a very long document if that is a factor.

Jeff



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I suggest using PasteSpecial as plain text and then you can apply your
styles.

Terry

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Not using DocMap.

The problem occurs in a section of text which I pasted into the document.
It consisted of a list of headings styled as Heading 3 that I was planning
to fill in with material later. I think that caused that entire section
to be styled as a continuous Heading 3 region and maybe that is why it
will not permit me to interpose "normal" lines within that area. I think
I will just redo that section without pasting it.

Jeff

Terry Farrell wrote:
All styles have a 'Style for following paragraph' setting. Have you
checked to make sure that it hasn't inadvertently set itself to
follow with Heading 3 Style? Also, are you ending you Heading 3 with
a paragraph return and not a line feed?

Are you using the DocMap?


wrote in message
...
Using Word 2002 in XP professional.

Suddenly I am having trouble changing the style assigned to a line or
text:
Following a line formatted as "Heading 3", when I press "enter" to
start a new line, the new line is still formatted as Heading 3! Every
attempt I make to change it to "normal" fails.

If I type some text into the new line, it is formatted as a "heading
3" and
if I select this text and try to change it to "normal" it will not
change. How do I get out of this dilemma? I closed the document and
reopened it but
the problem remains. It is a very long document if that is a factor.

Jeff




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I'd look at the formatting... I would bet that you have manual line
breaks... instead of paragraph marks to start the text on the next line.
If that's what happening -- you'll need to change all those manual line
breaks to Paragraphs.... (you can use search & replace to do that).

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Not using DocMap.

The problem occurs in a section of text which I pasted into the document.
It consisted of a list of headings styled as Heading 3 that I was planning
to fill in with material later. I think that caused that entire section
to be styled as a continuous Heading 3 region and maybe that is why it
will not permit me to interpose "normal" lines within that area. I think
I will just redo that section without pasting it.

Jeff

Terry Farrell wrote:
All styles have a 'Style for following paragraph' setting. Have you
checked to make sure that it hasn't inadvertently set itself to
follow with Heading 3 Style? Also, are you ending you Heading 3 with
a paragraph return and not a line feed?

Are you using the DocMap?


wrote in message
...
Using Word 2002 in XP professional.

Suddenly I am having trouble changing the style assigned to a line or
text:
Following a line formatted as "Heading 3", when I press "enter" to
start a new line, the new line is still formatted as Heading 3! Every
attempt I make to change it to "normal" fails.

If I type some text into the new line, it is formatted as a "heading
3" and
if I select this text and try to change it to "normal" it will not
change. How do I get out of this dilemma? I closed the document and
reopened it but
the problem remains. It is a very long document if that is a factor.

Jeff






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Thank you both.

What do Paragraph marks and manual line breaks look like? I know one looks
like a reversed P. Is that a paragraph mark or a line mark and what does
the other look like?

Thanks.

Jeff

Kathryn wrote:
I'd look at the formatting... I would bet that you have manual line
breaks... instead of paragraph marks to start the text on the next
line. If that's what happening -- you'll need to change all those
manual line breaks to Paragraphs.... (you can use search & replace
to do that).

wrote in message
...
Not using DocMap.

The problem occurs in a section of text which I pasted into the
document. It consisted of a list of headings styled as Heading 3
that I was planning to fill in with material later. I think that
caused that entire section to be styled as a continuous Heading 3
region and maybe that is why it will not permit me to interpose
"normal" lines within that area. I think I will just redo that
section without pasting it. Jeff

Terry Farrell wrote:
All styles have a 'Style for following paragraph' setting. Have you
checked to make sure that it hasn't inadvertently set itself to
follow with Heading 3 Style? Also, are you ending you Heading 3 with
a paragraph return and not a line feed?

Are you using the DocMap?


wrote in message
...
Using Word 2002 in XP professional.

Suddenly I am having trouble changing the style assigned to a line
or text:
Following a line formatted as "Heading 3", when I press "enter" to
start a new line, the new line is still formatted as Heading 3!
Every attempt I make to change it to "normal" fails.

If I type some text into the new line, it is formatted as a
"heading 3" and
if I select this text and try to change it to "normal" it will not
change. How do I get out of this dilemma? I closed the document
and reopened it but
the problem remains. It is a very long document if that is a
factor. Jeff




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See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/NonPrintChars.htm for a complete
rundown.

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Thank you both.

What do Paragraph marks and manual line breaks look like? I know one
looks like a reversed P. Is that a paragraph mark or a line mark and what
does the other look like?

Thanks.

Jeff

Kathryn wrote:
I'd look at the formatting... I would bet that you have manual line
breaks... instead of paragraph marks to start the text on the next
line. If that's what happening -- you'll need to change all those
manual line breaks to Paragraphs.... (you can use search & replace
to do that).

wrote in message
...
Not using DocMap.

The problem occurs in a section of text which I pasted into the
document. It consisted of a list of headings styled as Heading 3
that I was planning to fill in with material later. I think that
caused that entire section to be styled as a continuous Heading 3
region and maybe that is why it will not permit me to interpose
"normal" lines within that area. I think I will just redo that
section without pasting it. Jeff

Terry Farrell wrote:
All styles have a 'Style for following paragraph' setting. Have you
checked to make sure that it hasn't inadvertently set itself to
follow with Heading 3 Style? Also, are you ending you Heading 3 with
a paragraph return and not a line feed?

Are you using the DocMap?


wrote in message
...
Using Word 2002 in XP professional.

Suddenly I am having trouble changing the style assigned to a line
or text:
Following a line formatted as "Heading 3", when I press "enter" to
start a new line, the new line is still formatted as Heading 3!
Every attempt I make to change it to "normal" fails.

If I type some text into the new line, it is formatted as a
"heading 3" and
if I select this text and try to change it to "normal" it will not
change. How do I get out of this dilemma? I closed the document
and reopened it but
the problem remains. It is a very long document if that is a
factor. Jeff







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