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Word's changing numbering

Word's changing numbering

Word's changing numbering

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I create a doc w/Word 2000 - this doc is filled w/numbered lists.  I save the doc as a Word 95 file and e-mail it to someone who opens it w/Word 97. They print the doc and the numbering is all screwed up (e.g., I had 8 main headings, numbered 1-8.  Their printed version had 8 number 1s;  I had sub-headings A-L.  Their printed version re-lettered the sub-headings in a way I still don't understand. For example, my original sub-heading K appeared on their copy as sub-heading M).  Can anyone shed any light on this?

And, by the way, In Word 2000 don't see a 'File-Save As' file type for Word 97!

RE: Word's changing numbering

There is no need to save-as. Word 2000 documents are ALMOST completely compatible. To my knowledge the only thing that won't look right in Word 97 is a table inside of a table in Word 2000. I think 97 opens it as two tables side-by-side or something.

I never worry about it because I don't use that feature. You can check the box "disable features not supported by Word 97" under Tools-Options, Save tab. That way, you'll never have a problem and you don't have to "save down" at all.

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