I have a Sharepoint 2010 site collection composed of team sites but with publishing features turned on in the top level site. In a sub site I need to use the summary list link web part. Until I turned on the publishing feature in the top site the part wasn't even available to use. Now that I have the publishing features turned on I am offered the web part but it will not operate correctly. I am unable to get it to do multiple columns or respond to any of the style options available in the dialog box. I always get the bullet format. In some cases it won't even let me add new links. I am doing all of this in the browser ( not SPD).
Is this some weird dependance of some web parts to publishing sites? I can't find any examples on google where people can't format this web part. Are their other web parts that won't work correctly in this environment?