Rogue Tab when Importing Styles


K

Kensword

System: OS Windows XP, MS Word 2003, SP3

Have a problem with a rogue tab when importing styles.

I frequently need to apply a set of standard styles to document
(mainly contracts) which I receive and have a template from which I ca
import the styles. I have found one glitch that seems impossible t
resolve and would appreciate help.

Using a simple test system to illustrate the problem:

(1) A source document is created from Normal.dot (which has default ta
stops set at 1.5 cm). I select the Heading 1 style and type “This i
test data”. This text is formatted correctly, in accordance with th
style properties for Heading 1 (Normal + Font: (Default) Arial, 16 pt
Bold, Indent: Left: 0 cm, Hanging: 1.5 cm, No widow/orphan control
Keep with next, Level 1, Tabs: 1.5 cm, List tab, Outline numbered
Level: 1 + Numbering Style: 1, 2, 3, … + Start at: 1 + Alignment: Lef
+ Aligned at: 0 cm + Tab after: 1.5 cm + Indent at: 1.5 cm)

(2) I attach my StylesTemplate.dot using ‘Tools/Templates an
Add-Ins/Attach’ and then apply (‘OK’) firstly with ‘Automaticall
update document styles’ selected and then a second time with thi
option de-selected. The text is re-styled according to the importe
style of Heading 1 (Agrmnt_Text + Font: Times New Roman Bold, Bold
Indent: Left: 0 cm, Hanging: 1.5 cm, Keep with next, Level 1, Tabs:
1.5 cm, List tab, Outline numbered + Level: 1 + Numbering Style: 1, 2
3, … + Start at: 1 + Alignment: Left + Aligned at: 0 cm + Tab after:
1.5 cm + Indent at: 1.5 cm) EXCEPT that there is no indent and th
single tab required by this style is set at 0.63 cm and not 1.5 cm a
required by the style properties. Opening Heading 1 in the ‘Tools
Styles and Formatting/ Modify/Format/ Numbering’ (there is no need t
enter the ‘Customize’ dialog) and just clicking ‘OK’ corrects th
problem.

Any thoughts on what is going on here would be much appreciated
 
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P

Peter T. Daniels

Why would you create your new document from the normal.dot template
instead of from the StylesTemplate.dot template?
 

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