View Full Version : Word 2003 reformats whole document instead of highlighted text alone

01-03-2005, 12:02 PM
I hope some wonderful person can help me. My new laptop has Office 2003 on it but Word 2003 is driving me crazy. 4 some reason it won't just allow me to change only the text I have highlighted - it changes the whole document.

It is obviously stuck on some kind of default setting but don't know where to look anymore to take this off.

HELP PLEASE!!!!!!! :confused:

01-03-2005, 12:51 PM
Does it do it in a new document? Or only if you open old saved ones?

01-03-2005, 02:59 PM
It sounds like the entire document is formatted in one style and autoformatting of styles is turned on. To turn off autoformatting of styles go to Tools > AutoCorrect options and under the "Autoformat" tab remove the tick from boxes referring to "Styles". You may have to experiment a little to see which ones need to be ticked and unticked.

I have Word 2002 so the options may be a little different.

If that doesn't help please provide more detailed information as it could be something else.