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I've started a new Word document, copying a lot of text in from an existing doc.

Now, the indentation for bullets has gone wacko.

I type 1. [My Text], then hit enter.

The bullet for this jumps to 1.75". Why does it do that?

So, I pull it back to .25". So far, so good

1. [My Text] (press <Enter>)
2. [2nd line]

If I press tab after the second line, it jumps to 2.25", thinking that it's parent is at 1.75".

Why does it do that?

How can I re-set this?

Thanks.
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Question by:Alaska Cowboy
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warrenbuckles earned 260 total points
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Hello Williampeck:

Why: The document's style sheet is set up with this format.

How to change it: Go to Format - Bullets and Numbering - Customize

Note that there are 'Bullets and Numbering' Styles  AND Style Sheets associated with documents - they are different but will interact.

wb
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by:Alaska Cowboy
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Warren.

ok, the document I'm having trouble with has customize disabled. But I opened new document and the settings are normal and the customize button is active.

Thanks !
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by:eshurak
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There's something "off" with the text your pasting.  Two possible solutions; Click in the paragraph with the bullets and press ctl+sht+N.  This will reset the style to normal.  You will how to reapply the bullets.  Other sugguestion is delete the text you have  ready pasted and repaste it using Paste Special which is in the Edit menu.  Make sure you select Unformmatted Unicode text or Unformatted Text in the Paste Special Menu.

Good luck
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by:Alaska Cowboy
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eshurak, excellent tip. I forgot about the unformatted unicode. Thanks
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