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Can't reset bullets and numbering

Posted on 2008-10-04
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My Word 2003 is wacky on bullets and numbering. I tried to reset by doing this
"To Reset any Bullet or Number Style: On the Format menu, click Bullets and Numbering, and then click the tab for the type of list you want to modify. Next click on the Style you changed then click Reset then OK.", which I found at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Word/Q_23415025.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+bullet+number+reset

But it still doesn't work . . .

If I have a few bullets, then tab, the bullet is still lined up with the other bullets, it's not indented with the next character

If I have a numbered outline and then indent, the cursor moves to the next tab but the bullet is the next number.

See attached.
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Question by:Alaska Cowboy
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by:mikeopolo
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Nothing attached?
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by:Alaska Cowboy
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attachment provided . . .
Bullets-Numbering-Screwed.doc
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After opening your document the lists work normally for me, so I can't repeat the error you are getting.

One suggestion I could make is to rename your normal.dot template and let Word re-create it next time you open Word. Perhaps it is corrupted. My template is at C:\Documents and Settings\xxx\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates, where xxx is my Windows user name.

Regards
Mike
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by:Alaska Cowboy
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yes, your Word works ok.

I have the same thing on another computer at home - it works as expected.

But on the computer that created the attachment, its bullets/numbering is hosed.

Tonight, I will try your suggestion about re-naming the normal.dot

Thanks.
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by:Alaska Cowboy
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grrrrr . . . I did what you said (re-name Normal.dot), it re-created it, but same issue, which is,

I'll start a bulleted list, then indent on the second but the bullet doesn't indent.

Attachment shows the indenting properties.

Not a big issue, just very irksome. I have to constantly switch PC's to do work.
bullets-numbering.doc
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by:Alaska Cowboy
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computer needs wiped and re-loaded . . . see
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didn't solve problem but the tips were helpful. I think the issue is a PC issue that just has as one symptom this Word issue.
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