HELP!! Annoying problem with Word 2000 auto formatting numbers

HELP!! Annoying problem with Word 2000 auto formatting numbers

Post by kingstreet » Fri, 20 Aug 2004 20:33:57


I have a hugely frustrating problem with MS Word 2000.

I have a particular file (30 pages) that for some strange reason
randomly decides to no longer work with the autonumber icon, or worse
still converts what is marked to Heading 1.

The problem is unpredictable. I tried transferring the text piece by
piece to a clean file (using Paste Special - Unformatted Text). It
works OK upto a point and then it will suddenly go haywire. There is
no consistency to it, and it is very frustrating.

I have solved the problem by converting it W95 format and then
re-opening the 95 document and saving it as a 2000 document. Problem
is I have to fix up some formatting that doesn't come across.

Has anyone come across this and what is the solution?????