I have a document that is based on normal.dot
Inside the document are a number of styles (all the normal ones such as 'normal', 'heading 1, 2, 3...' plus a few that are created such as 'note', 'command' etc...)
This was all working OK until the document was copied by someone and edited. Now a style called 'char char char char char' has appeared and whatever I select in the document appears to have this style (if I look on the formatting toolbar).
The document looks fine, but all the styles are now wrong.
If I use the 'styles and formatting' sidebar then if I tell word to 'select all 198 instances' of 'char char char char char' it selects most of the document but leaves gaps in the middle of some paragraphs. If I tell word to 'select all xxx instances' of another style it behaves as I'd expect, however if I click on the actual text in the document the formatting toolbar still insists it's 'char char char char char'.
If I delete the style then all returns to normal - until I save and re-open the document whereupon the problem reappears.
I am unable to delete the style from the organizer, only from the formatting sidebar.
Define Styles Based on your Formatting is not checked in my auto correct options.
I am using MS Word 2002 SP3 on a corporate network, so cannot apply patches/upgrade. Also, any fix shouldn't really rely on macros as other users may need to do this who may not know/understand how to use macros.