MS WORD Problem...
Posted on 2011-09-28
I have a user that has WORD documents out on one of our [network] servers - he's the only one that uses those documents. He just showed me something that I can't explain. There are documents that, when he clicks on a particular spot to modify some text, a whole "paragraph" highlights. In other words, there's no way (that I can figure out) to modify just a little bit of text within the highlighted area. If I click (or double-click?) the mouse, a "Text Form Field Options" Window opens up - ??? The only way aorund this I found was to copy the text to another [new] WORD document, paste it, then, in the paste options, select "Keep Text Only." Then individual characters or whatever, could be modified, then the whole thing, with the necessary updates/corrections could be pasted back over the original. However, on the paste to the new document, the font was changed, so when pasted back to the original, the font has to be changed back.
I feel I HAVE to me missing something here??? The question is... WHAT!!!??? Why cannot the cursor be placed at a certain position and clicked without a whole "paragraph" of text being highlighted? (I'm using the word "paragraph" for lack of a better word - it's not necessarilly a whole "paragraph," per say - for instance, in a sentance with several numbers in, just a string of the numbers gets highlighted; not even all of them - ???
All documents are saved in 2000-2003 format.
Any ideas??? Thanks! HELP!!!