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Problem with Word 2010. Instead of changing the format of the highlighted text, all text in the document is changed

Wiltshire asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I've been experiencing a very annoying problem with Word 2010.

I highlight a word (or group of words, or paragraph) to make formatting changes. This includes simply trying to change the text to Bold or Italics.

Instead of changing only the highlighted text, I find that Word changes ALL text in the document. (ie. instead of one word being Bold, all text becomes Bold). To fix the over-zealous text formatting, I then have to click Undo or Alt-Backspace. Then I find that all of the other text reverts back to it's most recent state, except for the text I had highlighted.

This problem occurs whether I use keyboard shortcuts or click the appropriate icons for formatting of text.

Has anyone else experienced this problem? If so, is there a way to fix it?
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