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  • I'm creating documentation for a product install.  I have a bunch of screen shots and bullet points.  Whenever I try to format certain bullet points, Word trie to "help" me and ends up screwing up all the formatting I've done so far.

    I have my screen shots centered and certain bullets are bold...  We're not talking heavy formatting.  but when I add a new bullet point, when I indent it, Word left justifies all the screen shots in the section and moves all of the other bullets to the root level.

    Same thing happens when I select a bullet point and click Bold in the toolbar (or CTRL-B)...

    Can I turn this "feature" off so I don't have to keep re-formatting my document?

    Thanks.

    J


    http://digitalcamel.blogspot.com - .Net, ILM, SQL and Anything Else That Falls Out Of My Brain
    Monday, June 7, 2010 7:45 PM

Answers

  • See the article "Formatting applied to one paragraph affects the entire document” at:
    http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/WholeDocumentReformatted.htm


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    "Jerry Camel" wrote in message news:64263e5a-b234-43cf-b6ec-751b7f28fab8@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    I'm creating documentation for a product install.  I have a bunch of screen shots and bullet points.  Whenever I try to format certain bullet points, Word trie to "help" me and ends up screwing up all the formatting I've done so far.

    I have my screen shots centered and certain bullets are bold...  We're not talking heavy formatting.  but when I add a new bullet point, when I indent it, Word left justifies all the screen shots in the section and moves all of the other bullets to the root level.

    Same thing happens when I select a bullet point and click Bold in the toolbar (or CTRL-B)...

    Can I turn this "feature" off so I don't have to keep re-formatting my document?

    Thanks.

    J

    -- http://digitalcamel.blogspot.com - .Net, ILM, SQL and Anything Else That Falls Out Of My Brain


    Doug Robbins - Word MVP dkr[atsymbol]mvps[dot]org
    • Marked as answer by Jennifer Zhan Wednesday, June 9, 2010 3:25 AM
    Tuesday, June 8, 2010 12:14 AM