Word 2010 - apply bold, italic etc. to entire non-selected word

Posted on 2010-11-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi Experts

In the past when I clicked the 'bold' or 'italics' buttons, they would apply formatting to the entire word in which my cursor was located regardless of whether the word was selected.  Not anymore.  I need to select the word and then apply the bold/italics.

I imagine I have inadvertently turned something off in a setting somewhere.  Can anyone tell me where that setting is, please?  

Many thanks.
Question by:MonteDelMar

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After typing the work move your cursor one space to the left with the LEFT arrow key and hit CTRL + B, this will highlight the entire word also.


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Here is an article that might be useful: 

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Thank you for your reply and for the link.  However, I do not want to highlight the word.  Normally you can just position the cursor in a word and press Ctrl+B to apply bold to the entire word.  That is no longer happening on my machine and I would like to know how to turn the feature back on again.
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You are correct office 2007 does change everything to bold if you click in between the letters. Is it possible yo have made modifactions to your current theme? (Page Layout tab> themes)

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No, I am pretty sure that I have not.  I have not amended/created any themes in this installation.

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bladeeta21 earned 250 total points
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One thing that you can try is to create a new profile/account and login under it. See if you can reproduce the issue with the new account. If it resolves itself by creating a new account then youl know that its not office at least.

As a last resort i would try an Office Repair and then a complete Uninstall/Reinstall.

I have not come across that issue before.

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Thank you.  I will try the repair etc. first and post back.
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