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I have a master document and several sub documents. Master document has very strange looking numbering:

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On the left side number how it looks when I open master document. On the right side how it looks when I open sub document and save it (just save, without performing any actual modification). Numbering looks good until I reopen master document. If I reopen I need to save sub document again to get it right.

What is wrong and how can I fix it?

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Hope and pray by the sounds of it :) Try some of the tips on – Adam Sep 10 '13 at 10:32

I would suggest creating a blank document and setting everything back to the default settings, then saving that blank document over your existing Normal.doc/Normal.docx template; it sounds as if this is the default behaviour that your document inherts whenever it is opened as it would presumably be based on the Normal.doc/Normal.docx template.

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