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Old 02-03-2010, 07:01 AM
PSlave PSlave is offline Windows XP Office 2007
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Default Word 2007 Numbered list problem

Hi all,

Having a very frustrating problem -- one of those instances where Microsoft is predicting what it thinks I want, and horribly inaccurately.

I have created a list with the 1.1.1 numbered format. For all points one through nine, my text has appeared as follows, which is exactly the way I want it:

    1.1. A bit of detail
         1.1.1. And a sub-point
Please take note of the spacing between the numbers and the text.

All of a sudden, Word decided to start doing the following at number ten:

       10.1.         I am the evil Microsoft, you want extra spaces now.
            10.1.1. Just to make you mad, no extra spaces here!
No matter what I do, I cannot get rid of the asinine, unwanted spacing for item 10.1. I have wiped out the bottom half of the document and typed again, to no avail. I have copied correctly formatted text from earlier in the document, but then Word takes it upon itself to reformat just that line.

I have played with the settings in <Right Click> Adjust List Indents to no avail. Can someone please help me figure out what Word has done wrong so I can correct it? It's driving me nuts!

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Old 02-07-2010, 07:18 AM
zyzzyva57 zyzzyva57 is offline Windows 7 Office 2007
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  1. Highlight the text you want to change
  2. Now click within your Ruler at the top of your page
  3. A line will appear in your text
  4. Move within the Ruler to get the adjustment you want
  5. Once done, ALL text afterwards should be as you want
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