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Troubleshooting

Revealing Character Formatting

Q1:As a former WordPerfect user, I'm accustomed to WordPerfect's "reveal codes" command, which displays formatting directives hidden in a document, much like HTML tags. When I search through online help, however, there's no mention of Word's reveal codes command.
A1: Word doesn't use WordPerfect-style codes to apply formatting. Instead, it stores formatting for each character with the character itself, and it stores paragraph formatting in the paragraph mark. However, the Reveal Formatting task pane displays the names of styles and direct formatting applied to any character.

Automatically Updating Styles

Q1:When I opened a document that contained a number of custom styles, the formatting changed unexpectedly, and clicking the Undo button didn't bring them back.
A1: Styles in the document template are overwriting styles in the document itself. If you create a set of formats in named styles and save them in a document, you might find that your styles get wiped out by styles of the same name stored in the document template every time you open the document. To make sure you don't have the problem, choose Tools, Templates and Add-Ins, and clear the Automatically Update Document Styles box.


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