Cold As Heaven said...
The reason why they created the new docx [extension] (and pptx for Powerpoint) was to reduce file sizes (it's based on xml).
To try that out, I re-saved an old 15MB document in .docx and it crunched it down to 150KB. That's 1% of its original size. Inspired by that I tried a bigger experiment and my 204MB megalith has crunched down to 6.5MB! Thanks CAH.
In How to Stop Word Messing with Your Manuscript, Anonymous said...
I type my book manuscript into Word 2010, save, then close. Then I open it to discover the font and spacings have changed in various places. So I fix it, save and close. Next day, same problem spacings and fonts have changed in several places.
Try right-clicking on some of the text that has changed font on you. Then select "Styles" and then "Select text with similar formatting". Now click "Normal" on your Quick Styles section of your Office Ribbon. If it's still not quite right, make the necessary changes to a paragraph, then right-click "Normal" and select "Update Normal to match selection".
In Trouble-Shooting Headers and Footers, Patricia Stoltey said...
I never had trouble with headers and footers until I got into Word 7. I'd enter name/title and when I went to insert the page number, the other part of the header disappeared. The same thing happened when I inserted the page number first then spaced over to enter the other info.
To get around this, don't use the Header feature, but the Page Numbering feature instead:
- Insert the page number first (Insert, Page Number, Select top right position)
- Place your cursor to the left of the page number and type in your name and title text.
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