can't turn off autoformat selections.


can't turn off autoformat selections.

Postby RG9taW5pYw » Mon, 22 Jan 2007 12:43:38 GMT

If I bold one word or phrase, the whole document bolds. If I add bullets to a 
line, the whole document goes to bullets. 

Re: can't turn off autoformat selections.

Postby garfield-n-odie [MVP] » Mon, 22 Jan 2007 13:20:21 GMT

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