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I'm experiencing something very frustrating.

I've got a very long document with various styles for headings, the body etc. I mention its a long document because I don't want to start a new document, which I think might solve my problem.

This first figure shows what I want the piece of text to look like: enter image description here

However, Word automatically changes the text to look like this: enter image description here

What is happening is that Word is randomly changing the body text to the caption text style. It does this all over the document and when I manually fix it, it does the same thing elsewhere in the document after saving, closing and re-opening the doc.

It always changes the style immediately before a 'Figure' cross-reference. So, the problem lies somewhere with the cross-referencing, Body and Caption styles.

  • What does it say when you highlight all of the changed text and right click. Does it say undo? and if so what does it want to Undo? – NetworkKingPin May 11 '16 at 7:59
  • The changes are only 'automatically' made when I re-open word. So there is nothing to undo. – Jonny May 11 '16 at 8:02
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    Check out this Article it may be your best bet if you dont want to start over with a new document. You just have to set it up will all the styles you have and it should keep them when you are done. – NetworkKingPin May 11 '16 at 8:19

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