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Heading issue
My problem is that Heading 3 in Word (2013) behaves like shown in the picture. That is numbering is replaced by a black block. In stead of the black block the text "3.2.1" should be shown.

How can I get my heading 3 style to function properly again (I did not create the document in the first place, so I have no idea how this has been made but it's not functional at the moment).
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Question by:Jane Noesgaard Larsen
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Hi,

Could you send a sample?

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by:Jane Noesgaard Larsen
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I have attached a little document showing the "error"
Report-issue-file.docx
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Hi,

Modify Style of Heading 3 / Numbering / Define New Number Format / Font

Font Color should be automatic
Underline Style (none)

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by:Jane Noesgaard Larsen
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It will then show "1." as numbering style - I want  "1.1.1" - know how?
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Hi,

Go to Home / Paragraph / Mutli-level List arrow

CLick the list with
1. Heading1
1.1. Heading2
1. Heading1
1.1. 1Heading3 and so on

and then Home / Paragraph / Mutli-level List arrow
Change level to Heading3

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by:Jane Noesgaard Larsen
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If I choose Multi level list and select Heading 3 level for that heading style - the black box shows up again - Maybe I do not get the guide on multi level lists
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by:Rgonzo1971
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is Heading3 style appearing in the Home Ribbon

like this 1.1.1 or with a black rectangle before AaBbCc

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by:Jane Noesgaard Larsen
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If it shows up with the black box then a black box is shown in the style gallery - by now even trying to create a bulleted list will show a black box - really annoying
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Hi,

You have not yet modified the style

other method

right-click the text with Heading3 goto Styles right-click Heading3 then click Modify then Format Numbering
choose
1.
2.
3.and click Ok and OK

if Heading has been changed proced with multilevel

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by:Jane Noesgaard Larsen
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It works when I write "1.2.3" in the Numbering format text box

Seems like standard bullets are still malfunctioning, but selecting a few various bullet types seems to clear the issue - relly wierd (at on point chosing a bullet list removed the heading 1 level number from all the headings in the document (no character shown followed by "." and the second level heading)
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by:Rgonzo1971
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How is Heading3 style appearing in the Home Ribbon ?

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by:Jane Noesgaard Larsen
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after my modification - it shows up right, but level 4 plus headings are like this "1.2..4"

The bullets shows up ok now - I think someone really messed up the template
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Could you send a sample of the actual state?
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by:Jane Noesgaard Larsen
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No, it contains various sensitive information and it seems to work in my sample doc now...
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Maybe by copying the file and deleting all the text
the Styles will remain

so I could see how they are?

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by:Jane Noesgaard Larsen
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Have fun :)
report-issue-new.docx
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Hi,

pls try

select a heading (greyed text)

click on the down-arrow on MultiLevel List
Select this

Type of listList(yellow Arrow)

and then the level of your heading accordingly
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by:Jane Noesgaard Larsen
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The black box headings still have to have numbering format chosen on the style.

Lets say I set the heading right for level 3. Then level 4 goes haywire for some odd reason. When I select the right numbering format for level 3 plus autoupdate - it seems to work...
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