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Hello,

This is going to sound like a really dumb question, but I have to ask. I
have a user who was working on a previously saved document. The document was
created using the standard "Normal" style. However, when she reopened the
document, placed her insertion point at the end of the last paragraph and hit
enter, her spacing was off. When I looked at it, I realized that most of her
document was created with the Normal style, but the last paragraph was
formatted with the "Normal (Web)" style. (So, of course, the next paragraph
picked up the "Normal (Web)" style, too.) She doesn't know anything about
styles, has never used them, so I know she did not physically change the
style herself. There is no shortcut key associated with the style. She said
that the original document was typed from scratch, nothing copied and pasted
into it. She just typed and hit enter, as usual. So here is the question:

Is it possible for Word to change styles on you? Hey! Stop rolling your
eyes! I had to ask!

We are using Word 2007, but the document is saved at 97-2003.

Thanks for any suggestions!
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It does happen that Word applies styles (more or less at random); to avoid
this, clear the option to "Define styles based on your formatting" on the
AutoFormat As You Type tab of the AutoCorrect dialog box.

To display the dialog box: Click the Office button, and then click Word
Options. In the Proofing category, click AutoCorrect Options.

Also, note that a quick way to reapply the Normal style to selected text is
to use the Ctrl+Shift+N shortcut.

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Microsoft Word MVP


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Hello,

This is going to sound like a really dumb question, but I have to ask. I
have a user who was working on a previously saved document. The document
was
created using the standard "Normal" style. However, when she reopened the
document, placed her insertion point at the end of the last paragraph and
hit
enter, her spacing was off. When I looked at it, I realized that most of
her
document was created with the Normal style, but the last paragraph was
formatted with the "Normal (Web)" style. (So, of course, the next
paragraph
picked up the "Normal (Web)" style, too.) She doesn't know anything about
styles, has never used them, so I know she did not physically change the
style herself. There is no shortcut key associated with the style. She
said
that the original document was typed from scratch, nothing copied and
pasted
into it. She just typed and hit enter, as usual. So here is the question:

Is it possible for Word to change styles on you? Hey! Stop rolling your
eyes! I had to ask!

We are using Word 2007, but the document is saved at 97-2003.

Thanks for any suggestions!





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Thanks so much, Stefan! I will make sure this option gets turned off. Have a
great day!

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

It does happen that Word applies styles (more or less at random); to avoid
this, clear the option to "Define styles based on your formatting" on the
AutoFormat As You Type tab of the AutoCorrect dialog box.

To display the dialog box: Click the Office button, and then click Word
Options. In the Proofing category, click AutoCorrect Options.

Also, note that a quick way to reapply the Normal style to selected text is
to use the Ctrl+Shift+N shortcut.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Tammy" wrote in message
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Hello,

This is going to sound like a really dumb question, but I have to ask. I
have a user who was working on a previously saved document. The document
was
created using the standard "Normal" style. However, when she reopened the
document, placed her insertion point at the end of the last paragraph and
hit
enter, her spacing was off. When I looked at it, I realized that most of
her
document was created with the Normal style, but the last paragraph was
formatted with the "Normal (Web)" style. (So, of course, the next
paragraph
picked up the "Normal (Web)" style, too.) She doesn't know anything about
styles, has never used them, so I know she did not physically change the
style herself. There is no shortcut key associated with the style. She
said
that the original document was typed from scratch, nothing copied and
pasted
into it. She just typed and hit enter, as usual. So here is the question:

Is it possible for Word to change styles on you? Hey! Stop rolling your
eyes! I had to ask!

We are using Word 2007, but the document is saved at 97-2003.

Thanks for any suggestions!






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I'm glad I could help. :-)

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Thanks so much, Stefan! I will make sure this option gets turned off. Have
a
great day!

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

It does happen that Word applies styles (more or less at random); to
avoid
this, clear the option to "Define styles based on your formatting" on the
AutoFormat As You Type tab of the AutoCorrect dialog box.

To display the dialog box: Click the Office button, and then click Word
Options. In the Proofing category, click AutoCorrect Options.

Also, note that a quick way to reapply the Normal style to selected text
is
to use the Ctrl+Shift+N shortcut.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Tammy" wrote in message
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Hello,

This is going to sound like a really dumb question, but I have to ask.
I
have a user who was working on a previously saved document. The
document
was
created using the standard "Normal" style. However, when she reopened
the
document, placed her insertion point at the end of the last paragraph
and
hit
enter, her spacing was off. When I looked at it, I realized that most
of
her
document was created with the Normal style, but the last paragraph was
formatted with the "Normal (Web)" style. (So, of course, the next
paragraph
picked up the "Normal (Web)" style, too.) She doesn't know anything
about
styles, has never used them, so I know she did not physically change
the
style herself. There is no shortcut key associated with the style. She
said
that the original document was typed from scratch, nothing copied and
pasted
into it. She just typed and hit enter, as usual. So here is the
question:

Is it possible for Word to change styles on you? Hey! Stop rolling your
eyes! I had to ask!

We are using Word 2007, but the document is saved at 97-2003.

Thanks for any suggestions!









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In addition to what Stefan has said, the most common way to acquire Normal
(Web) style in a document is to paste something from a Web page.

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Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Tammy" wrote in message
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Hello,

This is going to sound like a really dumb question, but I have to ask. I
have a user who was working on a previously saved document. The document
was
created using the standard "Normal" style. However, when she reopened the
document, placed her insertion point at the end of the last paragraph and
hit
enter, her spacing was off. When I looked at it, I realized that most of
her
document was created with the Normal style, but the last paragraph was
formatted with the "Normal (Web)" style. (So, of course, the next
paragraph
picked up the "Normal (Web)" style, too.) She doesn't know anything about
styles, has never used them, so I know she did not physically change the
style herself. There is no shortcut key associated with the style. She
said
that the original document was typed from scratch, nothing copied and
pasted
into it. She just typed and hit enter, as usual. So here is the question:

Is it possible for Word to change styles on you? Hey! Stop rolling your
eyes! I had to ask!

We are using Word 2007, but the document is saved at 97-2003.

Thanks for any suggestions!





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I agree.. that would be possible if you can paste from a web page or maybe there is a software for that. maybe you can do some search also for word documents. please update us on the results.thanks!
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