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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15 01:44:08 PDT 2008 Top

MS Word Doc >> MS Word 2003 Bug with Style Headings

I'm about to go nuts. I'm trying to use the Header styles in MS Word 2003
and every time I create a list of topic headings and heading 3 reaches the
seventh item in that list, Word adds extra space between the item number and
the title (which uses heading 3). No matter what I do, I can't get Word to
behave properly. Things return to normal after the 9th item in the list.

I would attach a screen capture but I'm unable to on this forum.

FYI, I'm using Office 2003 with Service Pack 3 and Windows XP Media Center.

Finally, I'm not creating a list with headings; I'm trying to create headings
for sections in a chapter of a book. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

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Stefan





PostPosted: Tue Apr 15 01:44:08 PDT 2008 Top

MS Word Doc >> MS Word 2003 Bug with Style Headings Adjust the number and text position for level 3 (in the Customize Outline
Numbered List dialog box); apparently, some numbers are "too wide" which
forces the text of the paragraph to move to the next *default* tab stop (as
opposed to the custom tab stop defined for level 3). See
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/numbering/OutlineNumbering.html.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP




> I'm about to go nuts. I'm trying to use the Header styles in MS Word 2003
> and every time I create a list of topic headings and heading 3 reaches the
> seventh item in that list, Word adds extra space between the item number
> and
> the title (which uses heading 3). No matter what I do, I can't get Word to
> behave properly. Things return to normal after the 9th item in the list.
>
> I would attach a screen capture but I'm unable to on this forum.
>
> FYI, I'm using Office 2003 with Service Pack 3 and Windows XP Media
> Center.
>
> Finally, I'm not creating a list with headings; I'm trying to create
> headings
> for sections in a chapter of a book. Any help would be GREATLY
> appreciated.


 
 
Suzanne





PostPosted: Tue Apr 15 06:42:20 PDT 2008 Top

MS Word Doc >> MS Word 2003 Bug with Style Headings There's some additional info on aligning numbers in
http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/NumberAlignment.htm

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA



> Adjust the number and text position for level 3 (in the Customize Outline
> Numbered List dialog box); apparently, some numbers are "too wide" which
> forces the text of the paragraph to move to the next *default* tab stop
> (as opposed to the custom tab stop defined for level 3). See
> http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/numbering/OutlineNumbering.html.
>
> --
> Stefan Blom
> Microsoft Word MVP
>
>


>> I'm about to go nuts. I'm trying to use the Header styles in MS Word 2003
>> and every time I create a list of topic headings and heading 3 reaches
>> the
>> seventh item in that list, Word adds extra space between the item number
>> and
>> the title (which uses heading 3). No matter what I do, I can't get Word
>> to
>> behave properly. Things return to normal after the 9th item in the list.
>>
>> I would attach a screen capture but I'm unable to on this forum.
>>
>> FYI, I'm using Office 2003 with Service Pack 3 and Windows XP Media
>> Center.
>>
>> Finally, I'm not creating a list with headings; I'm trying to create
>> headings
>> for sections in a chapter of a book. Any help would be GREATLY
>> appreciated.
>
>
>


 
 
I





PostPosted: Tue Apr 15 23:41:13 PDT 2008 Top

MS Word Doc >> MS Word 2003 Bug with Style Headings Wow, that was COMPLICATED! I'm glad I asked. After following the directions
on the page you referenced, things worked like a charm. I can't believe out
difficult and counter-intuitive that was though. THANKS again for the GREAT
help!

BTW, I'm having problems posting to this board using IE 6 - windows won't
open to allow me to post this.

THANKS again!





> Adjust the number and text position for level 3 (in the Customize Outline
> Numbered List dialog box); apparently, some numbers are "too wide" which
> forces the text of the paragraph to move to the next *default* tab stop
> (as opposed to the custom tab stop defined for level 3). See
> http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/numbering/OutlineNumbering.html.
>
> --
> Stefan Blom
> Microsoft Word MVP
>
>


>> I'm about to go nuts. I'm trying to use the Header styles in MS Word 2003
>> and every time I create a list of topic headings and heading 3 reaches
>> the
>> seventh item in that list, Word adds extra space between the item number
>> and
>> the title (which uses heading 3). No matter what I do, I can't get Word
>> to
>> behave properly. Things return to normal after the 9th item in the list.
>>
>> I would attach a screen capture but I'm unable to on this forum.
>>
>> FYI, I'm using Office 2003 with Service Pack 3 and Windows XP Media
>> Center.
>>
>> Finally, I'm not creating a list with headings; I'm trying to create
>> headings
>> for sections in a chapter of a book. Any help would be GREATLY
>> appreciated.
>
>


 
 
Stefan





PostPosted: Wed Apr 16 01:54:32 PDT 2008 Top

MS Word Doc >> MS Word 2003 Bug with Style Headings I'm glad I could help.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP




> Wow, that was COMPLICATED! I'm glad I asked. After following the
> directions on the page you referenced, things worked like a charm. I can't
> believe out difficult and counter-intuitive that was though. THANKS again
> for the GREAT help!
>
> BTW, I'm having problems posting to this board using IE 6 - windows won't
> open to allow me to post this.
>
> THANKS again!
>
>
>


>> Adjust the number and text position for level 3 (in the Customize Outline
>> Numbered List dialog box); apparently, some numbers are "too wide" which
>> forces the text of the paragraph to move to the next *default* tab stop
>> (as opposed to the custom tab stop defined for level 3). See
>> http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/numbering/OutlineNumbering.html.
>>
>> --
>> Stefan Blom
>> Microsoft Word MVP
>>
>>


>>> I'm about to go nuts. I'm trying to use the Header styles in MS Word
>>> 2003
>>> and every time I create a list of topic headings and heading 3 reaches
>>> the
>>> seventh item in that list, Word adds extra space between the item number
>>> and
>>> the title (which uses heading 3). No matter what I do, I can't get Word
>>> to
>>> behave properly. Things return to normal after the 9th item in the list.
>>>
>>> I would attach a screen capture but I'm unable to on this forum.
>>>
>>> FYI, I'm using Office 2003 with Service Pack 3 and Windows XP Media
>>> Center.
>>>
>>> Finally, I'm not creating a list with headings; I'm trying to create
>>> headings
>>> for sections in a chapter of a book. Any help would be GREATLY
>>> appreciated.
>>
>>
>
>