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I write quite long documents (50 to 60 sides) using Word 2007. I quite often need to use formatting such as bullets or numbering. However, I note that changing bullets on one page changes a whole bunch of bullets (or even removes them completely) elsewhere. I can't see this immediately as I am on one page while the changes are elsewhere. How can I stop Word from doing this? I know that sometimes control-z gets rid of surplus formatting but I surely don't need to do this every time?

I have tried to look at some pages explaining bulleting in word - they make little sense to me. All I want to do is to change the formatting on one page without messing anything else up. Why does Word seem to want to change styles affecting the whole document when you only want to change the text in question?
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See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...eformatted.htm.

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"Peter Fraser" wrote in message
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I write quite long documents (50 to 60 sides) using Word 2007. I quite
often need to use formatting such as bullets or numbering. However, I
note that changing bullets on one page changes a whole bunch of bullets
(or even removes them completely) elsewhere. I can't see this
immediately as I am on one page while the changes are elsewhere. How
can I stop Word from doing this? I know that sometimes control-z gets
rid of surplus formatting but I surely don't need to do this every
time?

I have tried to look at some pages explaining bulleting in word - they
make little sense to me. All I want to do is to change the formatting
on one page without messing anything else up. Why does Word seem to
want to change styles affecting the whole document when you only want
to change the text in question?




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Default Stop bullets elsewhere changing

Most styles are based on Normal. If Normal has somehow been changed to
update automatically, then this setting may be propagated to the rest. In
theory, changing Normal would change the styles dependent on it, but in
practice this seems to affect only previously unused styles, so it's no help
for styles in existing text.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Peter Fraser" wrote in message
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Thanks for this. Is there any way to stop all styles from updating
rather than one at a time?



'Stefan Blom[_3_ Wrote:
;468083']See
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...eformatted.htm.

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"Peter Fraser" wrote in message
...-

I write quite long documents (50 to 60 sides) using Word 2007. I
quite
often need to use formatting such as bullets or numbering. However, I
note that changing bullets on one page changes a whole bunch of
bullets
(or even removes them completely) elsewhere. I can't see this
immediately as I am on one page while the changes are elsewhere. How
can I stop Word from doing this? I know that sometimes control-z gets
rid of surplus formatting but I surely don't need to do this every
time?

I have tried to look at some pages explaining bulleting in word -
they
make little sense to me. All I want to do is to change the formatting
on one page without messing anything else up. Why does Word seem to
want to change styles affecting the whole document when you only want
to change the text in question?




--
Peter Fraser -





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Default Stop bullets elsewhere changing

To turn off Automatically update for all paragraph styles in a document, you can
run the following macro:

Sub TurnOffAutoUpdate()
Dim s As Style
For Each s In ActiveDocument.Styles
If s.Type = wdStyleTypeParagraph Or _
s.Type = wdStyleTypeParagraphOnly Then

s.AutomaticallyUpdate = False

End If

Next s
End Sub

For assistance, see http://www.gmayor.com/installing_macro.htm.

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"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Most styles are based on Normal. If Normal has somehow been changed to update
automatically, then this setting may be propagated to the rest. In theory,
changing Normal would change the styles dependent on it, but in practice this
seems to affect only previously unused styles, so it's no help for styles in
existing text.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Peter Fraser" wrote in message
...

Thanks for this. Is there any way to stop all styles from updating
rather than one at a time?



'Stefan Blom[_3_ Wrote:
;468083']See
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...eformatted.htm.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
(Message posted via NNTP)



"Peter Fraser" wrote in message
...-

I write quite long documents (50 to 60 sides) using Word 2007. I
quite
often need to use formatting such as bullets or numbering. However, I
note that changing bullets on one page changes a whole bunch of
bullets
(or even removes them completely) elsewhere. I can't see this
immediately as I am on one page while the changes are elsewhere. How
can I stop Word from doing this? I know that sometimes control-z gets
rid of surplus formatting but I surely don't need to do this every
time?

I have tried to look at some pages explaining bulleting in word -
they
make little sense to me. All I want to do is to change the formatting
on one page without messing anything else up. Why does Word seem to
want to change styles affecting the whole document when you only want
to change the text in question?




--
Peter Fraser -





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Peter Fraser






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Default Stop bullets elsewhere changing

To turn off Automatically update for all paragraph styles in a document, you can
run the following macro:

Sub TurnOffAutoUpdate()
Dim s As Style
For Each s In ActiveDocument.Styles
If s.Type = wdStyleTypeParagraph Or _
s.Type = wdStyleTypeParagraphOnly Then

s.AutomaticallyUpdate = False

End If

Next s
End Sub

For assistance, see http://www.gmayor.com/installing_macro.htm.

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Microsoft Word MVP
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"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Most styles are based on Normal. If Normal has somehow been changed to update
automatically, then this setting may be propagated to the rest. In theory,
changing Normal would change the styles dependent on it, but in practice this
seems to affect only previously unused styles, so it's no help for styles in
existing text.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Peter Fraser" wrote in message
...

Thanks for this. Is there any way to stop all styles from updating
rather than one at a time?



'Stefan Blom[_3_ Wrote:
;468083']See
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...eformatted.htm.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
(Message posted via NNTP)



"Peter Fraser" wrote in message
...-

I write quite long documents (50 to 60 sides) using Word 2007. I
quite
often need to use formatting such as bullets or numbering. However, I
note that changing bullets on one page changes a whole bunch of
bullets
(or even removes them completely) elsewhere. I can't see this
immediately as I am on one page while the changes are elsewhere. How
can I stop Word from doing this? I know that sometimes control-z gets
rid of surplus formatting but I surely don't need to do this every
time?

I have tried to look at some pages explaining bulleting in word -
they
make little sense to me. All I want to do is to change the formatting
on one page without messing anything else up. Why does Word seem to
want to change styles affecting the whole document when you only want
to change the text in question?




--
Peter Fraser -





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Default Stop bullets elsewhere changing

Most styles are based on Normal. If Normal has somehow been changed to
update automatically, then this setting may be propagated to the rest. In
theory, changing Normal would change the styles dependent on it, but in
practice this seems to affect only previously unused styles, so it's no help
for styles in existing text.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Peter Fraser" wrote in message
...

Thanks for this. Is there any way to stop all styles from updating
rather than one at a time?



'Stefan Blom[_3_ Wrote:
;468083']See
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...eformatted.htm.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
(Message posted via NNTP)



"Peter Fraser" wrote in message
...-

I write quite long documents (50 to 60 sides) using Word 2007. I
quite
often need to use formatting such as bullets or numbering. However, I
note that changing bullets on one page changes a whole bunch of
bullets
(or even removes them completely) elsewhere. I can't see this
immediately as I am on one page while the changes are elsewhere. How
can I stop Word from doing this? I know that sometimes control-z gets
rid of surplus formatting but I surely don't need to do this every
time?

I have tried to look at some pages explaining bulleting in word -
they
make little sense to me. All I want to do is to change the formatting
on one page without messing anything else up. Why does Word seem to
want to change styles affecting the whole document when you only want
to change the text in question?




--
Peter Fraser -





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Default Stop bullets elsewhere changing

See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...eformatted.htm.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
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"Peter Fraser" wrote in message
...

I write quite long documents (50 to 60 sides) using Word 2007. I quite
often need to use formatting such as bullets or numbering. However, I
note that changing bullets on one page changes a whole bunch of bullets
(or even removes them completely) elsewhere. I can't see this
immediately as I am on one page while the changes are elsewhere. How
can I stop Word from doing this? I know that sometimes control-z gets
rid of surplus formatting but I surely don't need to do this every
time?

I have tried to look at some pages explaining bulleting in word - they
make little sense to me. All I want to do is to change the formatting
on one page without messing anything else up. Why does Word seem to
want to change styles affecting the whole document when you only want
to change the text in question?




--
Peter Fraser



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