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5th March 2012, 11:15 AM #1
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MS Word 2007: Cross-Reference Formatting Gone Haywire
I just cannot understand Word. Things will work fine for days, weeks on end and then all of a sudden something stops working or works differently.
I've been inserting cross-references for over a year now and Word inserts the ref with the same style as the para to which I insert it. All of a sudden, Word is inserting the ref in a different font size than the para style!!!!! And I can't change it (except maybe with local formatting which I refuse to do).
I found a fix that calls to add *\charformat to the ref field, which seems like more wasted effort, but I tried it anyway and it also doesn't do anything!
I just noticed that when I position the cursor inside the ref, Word indicates the correct style in the Styles pane - but the font size is still wrong. (BTW, the style DOES have the correct font size.)
Ok, after further fun and games I noticed that if I add a \* charformat (with a trailing space), Word retains the correct para style. BUT WHY DO I HAVE TO ADD THIS SWITCH ALL OF THE SUDDEN!?!
Last edited by rphox2003; 5th March 2012 at 11:35 AM.
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