Problem with MS Word

By grossguys
Mar 28, 2007
  1. I have a recurring problem. When in MS Word whenever I apply a new format to an item, such as underlining a word, every item in my document becomes underlined and I have to back-arrow to reverse this. How do I stop every formt change from being applied to my entire document?

    Thanks in advance for the assistance.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,122   +982

    under the format menu, there's an option to UPDATE the format
    (this occurs once for every STYLE in the document).

    UNCHECK that option.

    Also, a qucik way to backout this kind of goof, use the <ctl>z undo
    it will reverse the style change on the first use and undo the underline it
    self on the second -- they're nested undos :)
  3. grossguys

    grossguys TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have Word 2002 and there is no UPDATE under the Format dropdown list. But thanks I did find TOOLS, AUTOFORMAT, AUTOCORRECT, there is a box for PRESERVE FORMAT, and when I unchecked this I resolved the problem.

    Appreciate the assistance.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    glad it's solved. You may also wish to try openoffice. It's free and I find it to be better than word. It can export into just about any file format.
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