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Word 2007 Bullet Style Reverts to Normal

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by kethryvalis, Feb 11, 2010.

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  1. kethryvalis

    kethryvalis Thread Starter

    Feb 11, 2010

    I am editing/formatting a document in Word 2007 (though it's being saved as a .doc 2003-compatible format for our client). There is a style called "Bullet" that is used for the bullets throughout the document. There are second-level bullets also throughout the document. Currently, they are also styled with "Bullet," but have been set to show up as second-level bullets. I want to create a new style for these bullets in case something happens to the main "Bullet" style, or we need to make a mass-change to the second-level bullets.

    Normally, to do this, I would simply put my cursor on one of the second-level bullets and create a new style (we'll call it "Bullet 2") based off of my selection. When I do this, it creates the style in the style list, but it automatically reverts my selection to "Normal." If I re-select it and apply "Bullet 2" to the text again, it will not work. If I select another area of random text in the document and try to style it as "Bullet 2," it also reverts to Normal.

    I've tried to clear all styles on the line and then style it as "Bullet 2," but that doesn't work, either.

    I've looked all around in the Modify style area for clues, but everything looks fine. I've looked in the advanced compatibility options of word and I found something that says "Use normal style for bulleted or numbered lists," but checking/unchecking it doesn't do a thing.

    I've had this randomly happen in other documents before, too, but I can never figure out what's going on. Does anyone have any ideas?
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