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I am successfully making changes to a style in Word 2010. When I reopen the document (after saving and closing), the changes are no longer there. Any suggestions?
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What kind of style are you referring to? Paragraph style? Character style? What
settings are lost, exactly?

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I am successfully making changes to a style in Word 2010. When I reopen the
document (after saving and closing), the changes are no longer there. Any
suggestions?


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Me too. Same problem.
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Hi,

I am successfully making changes to a style in Word 2010. When I
reopen the document (after saving and closing), the changes are no
longer there.


maybe, following option is enabled: Developer Tools | Templates |
Document Template | Automatically Update Document Styles.

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Le jeudi 29 novembre 2012 21:29:35 UTC+1, Lisa Wilke-Thissen a écrit*:
Hi,

I am successfully making changes to a style in Word 2010. When I
reopen the document (after saving and closing), the changes are no
longer there.


maybe, following option is enabled: Developer Tools | Templates |
Document Template | Automatically Update Document Styles.

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Lisa's trick worked fine for me. Thanks a lot !

Cheers,


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I have the same problem:
When I save my Word 2010 document the style looks fine.
BUT when I close and reopen the file, the font colour of the style has changed from black to grey.

If I try to edit the style it tells me that the font is black (although it is displaying as grey). I have to change the colour of one sentence that uses this style and then update the style to match that sentence. I have to do this every time I open the document.

I followed Lisa's recommendation given he but that option is not checked on my PC (Developer Tools | Templates | Document Template | Automatically Update Document Styles)
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If you select the problem text and press Ctrl+SpaceBar, to reset font
formatting to that of the underlying paragraph style, then what happens?

Does the grey color print? Does it display in Print Preview?

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I have the same problem:
When I save my Word 2010 document the style looks fine.
BUT when I close and reopen the file, the font colour of the style has
changed from black to grey.

If I try to edit the style it tells me that the font is black (although it
is displaying as grey). I have to change the colour of one sentence that
uses this style and then update the style to match that sentence. I have
to do this every time I open the document.

I followed Lisa's recommendation given he but that option is not
checked on my PC (Developer Tools | Templates | Document Template |
Automatically Update Document Styles)


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Thanks Stefan for response. To answer your questions:
Ctrl+SpaceBar doesn't seem to do anything
The text appears grey on the screen; in print preview and prints grey
Once corrected to black; then it is black on the screen, in print preview and prints black.

But I have just found a solution! ...
I went to "Modify style" where "Style based on" showed that the style was based on a style with font colour grey.
So I changed "Style based on" to "(no style)". I then had to edit the style to be what I wanted it to be.
Now when I close and reopen the document it is fine.
It's still strange that the problem existed but at I have a solution.
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I'm glad you got it sorted.

Note that when a style A is based on another style B, a particular setting
from B is duplicated in A until you explicitly change it in A (or until you
set the base style to "(no style)" of course).

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Thanks Stefan for response. To answer your questions:
Ctrl+SpaceBar doesn't seem to do anything
The text appears grey on the screen; in print preview and prints grey
Once corrected to black; then it is black on the screen, in print preview
and prints black.

But I have just found a solution! ...
I went to "Modify style" where "Style based on" showed that the style was
based on a style with font colour grey.
So I changed "Style based on" to "(no style)". I then had to edit the
style to be what I wanted it to be.
Now when I close and reopen the document it is fine.
It's still strange that the problem existed but at I have a solution.


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Thanks Stefan. You may be interested to know I did explicitly change the font colour setting for style A, but then the error would occur on reopening the document (so there is a "bug" somewhere)


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I get the same problem with paragraph styles. I am writing a dissertation that has APA Level 0 - 5, which define centering, font size, and placement in the Table of Contents. Since I don't really have time to comprehend Microsoft's continual changes to its software, I have a blank document, and then I paste in paragraph-by-paragraph into a copy of the blank document, save it, and re-generate the TOC. It takes hours, and seems ridiculous compared to the five seconds it requires to regenerate a LaTeX document, but I really have no choice.


On Thursday, January 3, 2013 10:07:53 AM UTC-6, wrote:
I have the same problem:

When I save my Word 2010 document the style looks fine.

BUT when I close and reopen the file, the font colour of the style has changed from black to grey.



If I try to edit the style it tells me that the font is black (although it is displaying as grey). I have to change the colour of one sentence that uses this style and then update the style to match that sentence. I have to do this every time I open the document.



I followed Lisa's recommendation given he but that option is not checked on my PC (Developer Tools | Templates | Document Template | Automatically Update Document Styles)


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Hi,

and then I paste in paragraph-by-paragraph into a copy of the blank
document,
save it, and re-generate the TOC. It takes hours, and seems ridiculous
compared
to the five seconds it requires to regenerate a LaTeX document, but I
really have no choice.


Using styles consistently throughout a document, usually ensures a
stable/robust document. It is not necessary to copy content into a new
document, especially not to copy "paragraph by paragraph".
If a document is really damaged, you have to paste content as €śunformatted
text€ť into a new document.
I guess, the problems with your document are not caused by styles, but by
other issues.

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On Thursday, June 28, 2012 7:51:28 AM UTC-6, Connie Maldonado wrote:
I am successfully making changes to a style in Word 2010. When I reopen the document (after saving and closing), the changes are no longer there. Any suggestions?


I am having this issue with the reddish cell shading of the Austere footer that I am using. I have to open a new document, place the footer there, cut it, paste it into my document (If I just place it in my document, I lose the red cell completely). I save it. The next day I open the file, and poof, the red cell shading is gone. When I select the cell and change the shading through Borders and Shading, it does nothing. When I go into Borders and Shading a second time, it didn't even hold the formatting I changed it to the first time. What the heck is going on? Little things like this make me feel inept and like an idiot at using a program I'm quite familiar with!
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Hi,

[Word 2010, Windows 7]
I am having this issue with the reddish cell shading of the Austere footer
that I am using.
I have to open a new document, place the footer there, cut it, paste it
into my document (If I just place it in my document, I lose the red cell
completely).
I save it. The next day I open the file, and poof, the red cell shading is
gone.


please, can you send me the document?
If it seems to be a bug, I can send a report to Microsoft. If it is *not* a
bug, maybe I find the cause and a solution.

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On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 1:41:46 AM UTC-7, Lisa Wilke-Thissen wrote:
Hi,

[Word 2010, Windows 7]
I am having this issue with the reddish cell shading of the Austere footer
that I am using.
I have to open a new document, place the footer there, cut it, paste it
into my document (If I just place it in my document, I lose the red cell
completely).
I save it. The next day I open the file, and poof, the red cell shading is
gone.


please, can you send me the document?
If it seems to be a bug, I can send a report to Microsoft. If it is *not* a
bug, maybe I find the cause and a solution.

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Cheers,
Lisa


Lisa - Is there any way I can send you my document? The default formatting is lost now when I open Word 2010. The margins have changed, the font has changed, the letters run off the page, it looks like the orientation has changed, but hasn't when you print it. The cursor falls about 1/4 down the page, etc. HELP! Thanks!!


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Hi,

Lisa - Is there any way I can send you my document? The default
formatting is lost now when I open Word 2010.
The margins have changed, the font has changed, the letters run off the
page, it looks like the orientation has changed, but hasn't when you print
it. The cursor falls about 1/4 down the page, etc.


My e-mail address can be found in the World Wide Web easily:


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I am successfully making changes to a style in Word 2010. When I reopen the document (after saving and closing), the changes are no longer there. Any suggestions?


Very helpful. Thanks guys and gals!
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I am successfully making changes to a style in Word 2010. When I reopen the document (after saving and closing), the changes are no longer there. Any suggestions?


When I saved a document using APA format. I closed it and reopened. It was not APA format. HELP!

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I am successfully making changes to a style in Word 2010. When I reopen the document (after saving and closing), the changes are no longer there. Any suggestions?


I had this problem years ago. I had to save the document for each change I made. For instance, if I changed the wording in a sentence from "This is it" to "That is it," I would hit the Save button, close the document, then reopen it.
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Can anyone help me with a similar problem? In Word 2010, I have columns, and everytime I close the file and re-open, my columns have shifted. I correct them, save, and close the file. When I reopen the file, it didn't save. I checked for the "Automated Updates" box and that is not checked. I don't see "No styles", but I did see clear styles and set it to that but still the same thing. I have been dealing with this nightmare for years on my business brochures. Any help is greatly appreciated!!! Or even suggest another program I could use for future.


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Hi there! It sounds like you're having trouble with your changes to a style not being saved when you reopen the document. Here are a few things you can try:
  1. Make sure you're saving the document after making the changes to the style. You can do this by clicking the "Save" button or pressing Ctrl+S on your keyboard.
  2. Check that you're saving the changes to the correct template. If you're making changes to a style in a document, those changes will only be saved to that specific document unless you save them to the template. To do this, go to the "File" tab, click "Save As," and choose "Word Template" from the "Save as type" dropdown menu. Give your template a name and save it. Now, any changes you make to styles in this document will be saved to the template and will be available for use in any new documents based on that template.
  3. Try repairing your Office installation. Sometimes, issues with Word can be caused by a corrupted installation. To repair your installation, go to the "Control Panel" and click "Programs and Features." Find Microsoft Office in the list of installed programs, right-click it, and choose "Change." Select "Repair" and follow the prompts to repair your installation.

I hope one of these solutions works for you!
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Hi there! It sounds like you might be experiencing an issue with your document's style settings not being saved properly. Here are a few steps you can take to try and resolve the issue:
  1. Make sure you are saving the document after making changes to the style. To do this, click on the "File" tab in the top left corner of the screen, then click "Save" or "Save As" if you want to save a copy of the document with a new name.
  2. Check that the style you are editing is actually being used in the document. If it's not being used, any changes you make to it won't have any effect. To check this, go to the "Home" tab in the ribbon at the top of the screen, click on the small arrow in the bottom right corner of the "Styles" section, and look for the style you are editing in the list that appears.
  3. If you are still having trouble, try creating a new document and making changes to the style there. If the changes are saved properly in the new document, it may be an issue with the original document itself.
  4. Finally, you can try repairing your installation of Word. To do this, go to the "Control Panel" on your computer, click on "Programs and Features," find Microsoft Office in the list of installed programs, and click "Change." From there, you should be able to choose the "Repair" option.

I hope these suggestions help you resolve the issue with your style changes not being saved properly.
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