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I'm sure there's an easy solution to this one, but it's such a specific situation that it's hard to Google for it. What happens is this: In Word, I press ctrl-I. I type a word. I press ctrl-I again, because the word is in parentheses so I need to put a non-italic closing bracket right after it; the italics formatting vanishes. What I want is this: (word), what I get is this: (word). Is there a way in Word to just switch off the styled input, without removing the style from the previous word? In fact, why is that option set as a default at all? It's very annoying.

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Works fine for me - might want to post your Version of Office and read the documentation microsoft provides – M.Bennett May 8 '13 at 11:51
    
Okay, I've just been playing with it and it's a very specific case - it's if there's no space between the word I am editing and the following word. So it will occur in this situation: (_italic_Next sentence. Pressing ctrl-I there will render the italic-styled word non-italic. I suppose I'll just have to type a space and then pedal back a character before I close the brackets. – lowercasename May 8 '13 at 11:55

If you are getting bored while changing style then you can do 1 thing, first write that word completely and then double-click on that word which you want ITALIC and now press CTRL+I, this will change style of only selected word nor braces also.

Ex. It will output,

(word)

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True, but when I'm doing intensive, fiddly work, I don't like using the mouse at all. It would be nice if Word behaved itself in all cases - this case, as it turns out, is only if there's a non-styled word directly following the word I'm editing, with no intervening space - then Word will override my styling. – lowercasename May 8 '13 at 11:59
    
yes you are true :) , thanx, I will do hard work for this – Sagar Panchal May 8 '13 at 12:17

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