On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 09:47:36 -0500, "Matt Reed" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >
First, notice that after step 4 you really have combined the
paragraphs. Turn off showing paragraph marks and you should see it.
The space character was added by the code that automatically fixes
space when you cut, paste, or otherwise muck about.
Here's my guess as to what is going on...
A "style separator" is not exactly a hidden paragraph mark, but is
slightly different. (Notice that when you show paragraph marks a style
separator shows up as an odd paragraph mark and does not split the
"paragraph", but a hidden paragraph mark looks normal and does split
the "paragraph". QED)
When you did CTRL+Spacebar, you cleared the "hidden" flag but did not
change some other piece of internal state. (This is a bug. It should
either do nothing or convert it back to a normal mark.) The paragraph
mark is now in an inconsistent state; part of it says "style
separator" but it is not hidden.
Then when you tried to re-insert the style separator you toggled some
more state starting from an inconsistent state, and you got strange
results. (You probably toggled the "style separator mark" off and
hidden on, which would account for the results that you see.)