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Word 97 won't remember changes to styles in a doc

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This is driving me NUTS.  I'm writing a short article and to get it into the required format I started with one of the MS 'report' templates and tweaked styles within it appropriately.  The problem: every time I re-open the doc I discover that the old, from-the-template, styles are back and my style-changes are gone [all of the other changes I made to the doc are OK... only the style info isn't there].

I happened to have to do a bunch of editing on the doc on a friend's copy of Word 97 and I was relieved to see that the 'style' stuff *DID* "stick" with that copy of Word 97, so I happily edited away with it.

Now I'm home and I just copied the last version of the doc from my friend's computer to mine and I went to edit it with my copy of Word 97 and *NO*STYLES*... all of the style changes I had put in with the other version of Word 97 are just gone and I'm back to the default MS Template styles.

What can I have misconfigured or bollixed up to be preventing my Word from loading styles properly???
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by:devere14
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Are you changing the styles in the .dot or in the .doc?  If in the .doc are you making sure that you check the save to template option?  
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by:alaraph
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I don't want to save them to the template: this is a one-off article that has funny formatting requirements, and so I don't want to mess with the MS Template.  Also, I need to email it as an attachment to someone else and I need to make sure that it'll show up with -my- changes to the formatting, and no get *their* templates stuck in.

I"ve gone to the 'AutoCorrect/Autoformat' tab and confirmed that "preserve Styles" is checked.
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by:alaraph
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I just did a test that gave me some telling info: I have the .doc file sitting on my PC and when I try opening the file with Word I get the MS template style defaults throughout.

BUT: I FTP'ed the file to a friend's PC and he opened it with Word on his system, the identical .doc file, and it opened correctly with all of my style changes in place.

So the -file- is OK and the styles are getting saved with it, but for some reason my copy of Word on my PC here isn't opening the file correctly, or isn't honoring the style info in the .doc file or something...  Can there be some config setting that I can't find that'd block Word's using a .doc file's style info or something like that??

  /Bernie\
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devere14 earned 200 total points
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You need to unattach the template.  The template is probably at a different location on your friends computer, and therefore the template cannot update it.  However, your doc is attached to the template, and everytime you open it, it will attach to the template, and apply the template styles.  So . . . when you get a version with all the right changes, go back to the templates and add-in menu, and remove the template (erase the path for the attached template.) . . . and you should be fine.
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