Changing list sytle resets "Link level to style" for user defined


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John

Office 2007 SP1
XP Pro SP3

Problem: Changing list sytle resets "Link level to style" for user defined
list sytles.

I define a new list style called "MyList".
In the Modify Multilevel List dialog, I set the "Link level to style" to the
appropriate Heading styles.
I go to the List Library and change to a predefined list style.
I then go to the List Library again and change back to my user defined
"MyList" style.
In the Modify Multilevel List dialog for my "MyList" list style, I notice
that all the "Link level to style" settings for every level has been reset to
"(no style)". Hence, I have to re-enter the "Link level to style" for every
level.

Why does it reset the "Link level to style" to "(no style)".
Thanks in advance.
 
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Stefan Blom

I can certainly reproduce what you are describing. It seems as if Word gets
confused when you apply numbering to a paragraph whose paragraph style is
included in a list style, and therefore it disconnects the paragraph style
from the list style. It's reasonable to consider this a bug.

In order to improve the situation a bit, apply an unnumbered paragraph style
before applying a (different) list style. For example, you can apply the
Normal style to text by pressing Ctrl+Shift+N.
 
J

John

Where does one report this to Microsoft as a bug?
The Microsoft Contact page does not have a Bug Report link.
Thanks in advance.
 
S

Stefan Blom

You are saying that it ought to be impossible to change numbering without
using/changing styles? That sounds like a good idea, but given how Word
works--almost any formatting that can be applied as a style can also be
applied as direct formatting--I doubt that we will ever see something like
that...

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



Pamelia Caswell via OfficeKB.com said:
I agree that this is probably a bug. I've noticed similar problems. MS
hasn't differentiated enough the formatting of multilevel lists (basically
manual formatting that can be cleared with ctrl+spacebar) and multilevel
list
styles (which, it seems to me, should be alterable only be modifying or
updating the style).

Pam

Stefan said:
I can certainly reproduce what you are describing. It seems as if Word
gets
confused when you apply numbering to a paragraph whose paragraph style is
included in a list style, and therefore it disconnects the paragraph style
from the list style. It's reasonable to consider this a bug.

In order to improve the situation a bit, apply an unnumbered paragraph
style
before applying a (different) list style. For example, you can apply the
Normal style to text by pressing Ctrl+Shift+N.
Office 2007 SP1
XP Pro SP3
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Why does it reset the "Link level to style" to "(no style)".
Thanks in advance.
 
S

Stefan Blom

I see your point. That is certainly annoying!

I notice that it makes no difference if you attach numbering levels to
paragraph styles. :-(

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



Pamelia Caswell via OfficeKB.com said:
Let's say you make the numbers in your multilevel list style red. In the
document, if you select all the numbers and press ctrl+space, the red
removed from numbers and from the list style. That shouldn't be. If I
have
a paragraph style that calls for red type, pressing ctrl+space (or even
ctrl+q) doesn't change the style. Applying manual formatting to change
the
color to green changes the appearance of the text but does not change the
paragraph style itself (yes there are unless-es here like auto update, but
let's exclude those 'cause I don't use it). I hope this explains what I'm
trying to say a bit better.

Pam




Stefan said:
You are saying that it ought to be impossible to change numbering without
using/changing styles? That sounds like a good idea, but given how Word
works--almost any formatting that can be applied as a style can also be
applied as direct formatting--I doubt that we will ever see something like
that...
I agree that this is probably a bug. I've noticed similar problems. MS
hasn't differentiated enough the formatting of multilevel lists
(basically
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Why does it reset the "Link level to style" to "(no style)".
Thanks in advance.
 
J

John

John said:
Where does one report this to Microsoft as a bug?
The Microsoft Contact page does not have a Bug Report link.
Thanks in advance.

*********
On another thread, Suzanne S. Barnhill said the following:

I don't know that there is one, but in general the MVP who has confirmed it
will escalate it one way or another.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

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Therefore, I hope Stefan Blom will report this to Microsoft as a bug.
Thanks in advance.
 
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Stefan Blom

I believe Microsoft is already aware of this, but I can mention it again
just in case.
 

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