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???