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Backspace causes font change in Word - sometimes!

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  1. Smedley

    Smedley Thread Starter

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    Hello! A long time problem I have had in Word 2003 is sometimes when I use the backspace key, the text immediately in front of the cursor changes to a different font. Usually three or four words change, and it always changes to the font "page number + italic". This has happened in hundreds of documents - some I have created, some have been sent to me by others. It does not always happen, and it can happen intermittently within the same document.

    I have tried and tried to fugure out what on earth is causing this. Any help would be VERY much appreciated! Thanks.
     
  2. Yorkshire Guy

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    hi Smedley,

    Looks like that when you are backspacing you are removing the paragraph format marks.

    The text format is specified in these hidden marks at the end of each text format block.

    Click on the ¶ symbol in the tool bar to show these and you will be able to see if that is the case.

    Click ¶ again to return to them not being displayed.

    HTH
    Hew
     
  3. Smedley

    Smedley Thread Starter

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    Yes, that is a good thought. However, I have just checked this out, and this issue happens even if I am in the middle of a word and backspace to fix a typo, and not at the end of a paragraph at all. Any other guesses?
    All help most appreciated!
     
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