Numbering changes when document opened in Word 2007



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Numbering changes when document opened in Word 2007

Postby UGF1bF9MYXc » Thu, 10 Apr 2008 01:23:01 GMT

When my colleague opens a document in Word 2007, the numbering of list items 
changes so that the first paragrpah in his document is number 7.  When I open 
the same document in word 2003, the first paragraph is numbered (correctly) 
as 1.  I have also asked another colleague (also running W 2007) to open the 
document and the paragraph's appear correctly.

I have a feeling that the problem may lie with the template settings in my 
frst colleagues version of Word.  Does this sound possible/plausible and, if 
so, is there an easy way to reset this to prevent this from happening in the 

Many thanks in advance


Re: Numbering changes when document opened in Word 2007

Postby Stefan Blom » Thu, 10 Apr 2008 18:17:03 GMT

Are you updating styles from the template? If so, turn that setting off for 
the document (in the Template and Add-Ins dialog box). Save the document and 
then see if it opens OK on your colleague's computer.

To display the Template and Add-Ins dialog box: On the Developer tab, click 
Document Template (Word 2007) or click Tools | Templates and Add-Ins (Word 

Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP

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