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greetings from the great white north!

two questions here, if i may.

1. does anyone have any idea how i can register my new copy of win2K pro by mail? have tried to do an on-line registration, to no avail. i have completed all the screens, get to the point where registration is to be sent, and the reg wizard decides to dial out (using a toll-free number). all i get is this message: "There is no dial tone. Make sure your phone line is properly connected to the modem." i have checked every connection that i can (new computer, so i think i have them all correct), and there are no more to check. i don't understand why an on-line registration needs to dial out anyway. i thought the purpose of on-line was to do it on-line! i do not have the yellow card that was, once, referred to in the reg wiz. yes, i have a legal copy of the OS; i made sure of that. it came in a shrinkwrap, with the disk, the quick start guide, and the product key sticker. there's no address anywhere that shows me where i can send the registration info. i tried sending it directly to m/s in redmond, and got the letter returned to me (after they opened it, and resealed it), with a sticker on the priority mail envelope, telling me that i had to direct it to a specific person or group. i thought that sending it to the "Product Registration Department" was pretty specific, but not to their "minds", i guess.

2. can anyone please tell me how to change the user information? when the people that built my 'puter installed windows, they just put "User" instead of my name. now, whenever i come across anything that refers to the 'puter, all i see is the word "User" and a long combination of letters and numbers that are the computer's "name", i guess you would call it. i don't know where to look to change it.

i've gone from a 'puter that is a 1999 vintage IBM aptiva with win98 to a new custom build with win2Kpro and the changes are simply mindboggling to me. i don't recognize anything, and don't know where to start, either. nothing seems to be in the same place as it was with win98, so i suspect that i will be here, asking lots of questions. i already have a copy of Master Windows 2000 Professional Visually, and it's starting to be helpful, but there are times i don't know what to look under, or how to word something, so i am lost.

thanks for your help; i really appreciate it. looking forward to seeing your (always) helpful answers soon. until then, take care and God bless.

smiles-
ladyleadfoot!!!




Edited by WyllyWylly to add bulleted list.

I'm running W2K on my primary workstation and today, it won't let me logon. Says it doesn't recognize my password.
Stuff I've tried to-date:
it's not about caps lock
I didn't change my password in the last session.
I pinged the workstation from my laptop and used the IP address to telnet it. Apparently, telnet isn't installed on my Workstation (I think I once received advice from Woodys to disable all protocols to the internet that I didn't actually use to prevent more avenues for viruses).
I can't logon using Administrative names and passwords that I assigned to other computers on the network so they could access shared data on my machine.
The primary logon name is the same as the Administrator name and pswd on the workstation.
I have used Microsoft Window's Update within the last 3 weeks[/list]Configuration of my network:
I use cable for internet services
I run a server that acts as a router. It uses Windows 2000 Server Pro. I also have an apache web server running on that machine (as well as ftp server etc.)
I typically access the server using terminal services from the Workstation, although I can access it directly as well. The workstation only has terminal services client installed.
There are typically 2-3 computers hardwired to the LAN at any given time. However, I also have a wireless access point so that my roommate can access the internet from his workstation using a wireless card. (52g)
The laptop runs WXP home.
On the workstation, I use Norton Systemworks, which includes antivirus and Sygate firewall (the firewall is relatively new - within the last month after uninstalling Norton Firewall). However, the laptop is still using Norton Firewall. Both systems use Spykiller to get rid of malicious and advertising scripts, although it only works when I run it which I've done within the last 2 weeks. I continue to get the "Alexa" script on all machines within hours after I remove it.
When I had Norton Firewall up, it let in what seemed to be a malicious script called winservn.exe (I think). It had a popup window that said PServ and came on before the antivirus or firewall upon booting. I also got what seemed like a malicious program called ssut.exe and it constantly wanted to access the internet so I told Sygate to always block it. These actions were guesses because it seemed like after those two things came onto my workstation, it started misbehaving in odd ways (I ran scandisk, chkdisk). I could not find and remove them using Add/Remove programs, I could only block their internet access.
The workstation has a dual-boot setup for Linux or W2K.[/list]I hope that is all the pertinent information. This is really baffling to me. Could a virus do this? Have you ever heard of this kind of thing before? And if it's a virus, how did it get past all security?

Thanks ahead of time for any help.
Lisa




I'm running an MN 700 series network base station, with an MN 730 wireless connection.

Upon default install, the software places an icon in the startup group with the following target:
C:WINNTInstaller{638547C2-2ABA-46F4-AE28-85FF6E83CB54}_18be6784.exe, which starts up the MSBNTray

When I located the actual program, the command is:
C:Program FilesMicrosoft Broadband NetworkingMSBNTray.exe.

When the former loads, I always (inevitably) get an error on startup with the NTVDM process (virtual dos for older apps?).

At that point, I have to completely remove the software, the network card and re-install both... or

I can just erase all progs on my drive (NTVD*.*) that relate, and remove the startup item.

I called MS bout this... they say it's a 2000/NT issue... paid service call of course.

My question was and is, do I need this tray item at all, seeing as how I can still connect to the internet? Cause if I don't, and I can just remove it, then I will. If I DO need it, for what? Seeing as how all apparently runs anyway?

Regards,
Chuck




At work I've inherited support of an application, and I have a need to go to this company's "expert service center" website, sometimes a few times a week.
Whenever I get to the site an annoying "helper" pops up, welcoming me to my first visit to the expert service center. Now I've been going there for 2 weeks now, and all it does is tell me it's my first visit, point out the obvious areas of the main page, and then drift off to the corner to wait for I-don't-know-what.
I called their helpdesk to get rid of this nuisance - it pops in my Systray, and the only options I have are to right-click and choose Hide when it is visible, and right-click and choose Show when it is hidden. Mind you, the audio I get from this thing , as well as the bubble text, is SPECIFIC to this website.
Their helpdesk told me it has nothing to do with their website, and proceeded to give me instructions on how to Add/Remove applications using Control Panel. Even I know how to do that!
This had been going back and forth all day Friday, and they even did a netmeeting and saw for themselves that it wasn't what they had claimed it was. the person who sits next to me, who also inherited this responsibility, gets the same annoying little wizard (as an aside, it appears to be the same wizard image from back with WOPR 2 - but I would never consider Woody annoying!!!)
Anyway, they eventually sent me instructions on how to find MSagent, and here is a quote from their email with all its helpful goodness:

Hello Don,

We've just found that the default location of it is under "C:Windowsmsagent" (of course it depends on OS).

We also installed the same "Merlin" wizard staff on one of the PCs here. I can easily say that it is possible to configure it to associate any specific web page. I think it is already configured "only" for ESC web page before.

Could you please investigate "msagent" folder and try to move it somewhere else?
(I mean check after your deletion of this folder and be sure that it's not under "%System%" folder)

Could you also try to change its configuration to another web page to see the result?

I wonder how it was installed to your PC previously ...

Thanks for your time and effort.

My question is - how the heck would I configure it for a specific webpage? I double-click on the executable and nothing happens. I'm guessing that's not the way to do it, then, but I don't know what IS the right way. Any ideas? I'd just like to be able to UN-configure it for ALL webpages - if that is indeed what the problem is - but I'm hesitant to simply deleting it. That'll just open a can of worms and Windows will come tumbling down, with my luck.




llcokc99 asked this question on 9/8/2001:
i have ms access and publisher 2000. i have a access db with a combination of individual, company, and foreign addresses. therefore some have contacts while others don;t, some have more address lines than others.
i can't find a way in Publisher to keep blank lines from printing like you can in word. if there is a way,Please advise.

i do not know VB so i have tried with a query to do what i call a slide back routine to get all data lines to the front and blank lines to the bottom in a new DB jsut to be used by publisher but have not been able to get that to work. my query statement has been something like:
iif (contact>"", contact=contact, contact=address1 and address1=" ").
then i check address 1 and slide address 2 to it if blank.
can aanyone help me on this if there is no option to keep blank lines from printing in publisher.

my purpose is to print the address on the newletter and reduce the work required to get the mailing out.

Thanks




Hi Everyone,

I'm looking for input/suggestions/workaround on a problem with inserting multiple subprojects into a consolidated project file.

I was very proud to have finally refined our 'system' for using project in our engineering/design department after many years of trial and error. I manage many product design projects that can last from one to four years. These projects are often a group or series of products that are related and share parts/raw materials. My goal has been to use project as a glorified 'to-do' list where, on a daily basis we can open an overview file and - find out what needs to be done/what we are falling behind on... Gee, can you relate? Point being, we have never been too concerned with resource levelling and allocation since we are a smaller, private company and everything always needs to get done 'yesterday'. We are tracking resources for approx. 30 people plus numerous vendors.

I thought it would be a good idea to break down each component of each project into small 'bite-size' project files that would have between 10 and 100 tasks each. These are stored on a server with an id code that is referenced in our BOM database. We would then create project files that represent sub-assemblies and contain between 10 and 40 sub-projects (the aforemenetioned 'bite-size' files that are part of this assembly on the BOM and are inserted and linked).

OK, with me so far? Now, picture another level in the hierarchy that is a project file called 'ID-xyz Develop New abc product'. This would contain the next level project files we just created (sub-assembly files). OK. Again, same thing for the series until we get to an overview file for the entire department that covers all 'in progress' work. The plan was to make various versions of this file, customized for each of the major players (production, engineering, team members, owners etc.).

Basically, the structure is; a project within a project within a project within a project etc...

Anyway, it has obvious benfits because you can edit task lists at various levels and everything is linked etc. If you want to update a part's timeline, and you know the id code, you just find the file, open it, update it and close it. Short loading/save time, painless etc.

Only one problem with this plan... I overlooked a serious issue:

Picture the hierarchy... now, imagine a common part (say a new fastener) that is used on 8 of the projects you are tracking. This means that you have 8 assemblies' files where this fastener (project file) is consolidated in higher-level project files, linked etc. OK. As mentioned, take the 8 assemblies and put them into 8 different products. Now take these 8 products and put them into an overview file... Ooops, can't do that! Project won't let you insert the same project file twice in the same consolidated file. Understandably so, since all of the resource allocation/work etc. calculations would be invalid because you would be counting 1project 8 times, when it should only be counted once.

Now, I should mention that before developing this system, I had already tried tracking 'common' items at the top of a project file and linking those tasks to the successive tasks/projects that all shared the common predecessor. I found this very difficult to work with because when you are finding out status on a particular project, you will drill down, only to find out that the component you are concerned about is one of the 'common' projects and you have just wasted time looking for it. - suffice it to say that I am really stubborn and would like to find a way to make my system work!

I'm bummed out. If I had a direct line to the project development team, I would ask for an option for consolidated projects that would let us ignore data for certain inserted projects. For the above system, all I'm really concerned with doing is viewing/editing sub-projects from any level in the hierarchy. To me, this is the beauty of consolidating projects. Pardon me for not using the software in it's 'textbook' application but I'm sure there are others out there who also use it as a 'glorified to-do list'.

I genuinely hope some of you have found this post interesting, if nothing else. I'm not sure where else to turn as this really isn't a tech support question but more of an implementation question. If anyone knows of a workaround or has run into the same brick wall, I'd love to hear from you.

Thanks for listening,
Dave Vanderploeg.
Engineering Manager.




This is very long...please don't glaze over ~grin~

On the 17th of Oct. I downloaded the latest hotfixes...(screenshot )

FYI, I have sp1, is the entry software distribution Service 2.0 odd??

Now, for my Problem...
yesterday (20th) I had 2 application popups come up and shutdown I.E. (please note that each one has diff. reference #'s "0x100199d4" etc. etc.)
With nothing else running or open in the background, I was on an internet site, when I went to close the page I got the first popup. I went to event viewer and took a screenshot of this.

Later in the day, I was again on a webpage, this one was an ftp open in adobe (ver5), I was viewing the manual for psp8. Again when I went to close it, I got the application popup to close IE. screenshot below.

I googled both instances and came up empty.
M$ says this when I linked from the event viewer screen:

User Action
"To correct this problem:

Ensure that the program user has sufficient privileges to access the directory in which the driver is installed.
Reinstall the program to restore the driver to the correct location"

I am the admin and the only user.

1) Is this related somehow to the hotfixes. And how do I fix these errors?

2) As an added FYI, I have been also having trouble with my DSL losing service (I then have to refresh my modem, to get the service back but, yesterday, refreshing did not help. I then called my ISP, they had me disconnect from my router and connect the modem directly to the computer. They also said that the hotfixes of the past month were creating problems with security and firewalls. (I had been using the router firewall and Xp's firewall only, not a software one. They claim the xp firewall may be the problem and wanted me to run without it period, even with the router disconnected!!!!! at the moment I have the xp one connected) this they say MAY be what is causing my connection problems and I am to call a M$ # they gave me to see if they can help.) My DSL problems, by the way began about 3 weeks ago after I had downloaded 2 or 3 (can't recall now) hotfixes back then..at that time, I also found the windows update page was changed, which created in my aplications (event viewer) a new thing called "esent" to appear whenever I start the computer, 2 start and then the next 2, 5 minutes later) (another screenshot ~grin~)

..which I know is update related. another FYI I have autoupdates disabled, although in services, it is listed as "started", this I have not turned off as of yet.

I know this is long winded, but am trying to give as much info as possible to help with a fix.
At the moment I suppose, the popup shutdowns of IE are my main concern....and this is what I want addressed for now. I am wondering if IE is the whole problem with the related DSL problems. who knows. I am so confused ATM. ~grin~
thanks.

Victoria




I have recently been getting a script error caused by my Pop-Up Stopper. It supresses one of those crawling ads which suddenly started showing up on my Astronomy Picture of the Day homepage. In digging around, I noticed a set of Advanced checkboxes under the name Common Name. Never saw it before. The error message gives the Line and Character and also the message: "The callee (server(not server application)) is not available and disappeared; all connections are invalid. The call did not execute." [fine with me] "Code 0 "and finally the "URL :http://www.commonname/english/toolbar/popunder.asp?cc=USA."
I suspect treachery on the part of some sleazy advertising entity. My question: I couldn't find or incorrectly searched for the script involved with this. What is CommonName? Is it "authorized" to be in IE or is it some kind of corrupting software? If so, how can I get rid of it? Ad-aware showed me nothing when I ran it to check for spyware. Do I need to re-install IE? I am on a 95 system, so I cannot go above IE5.5
All comments gratefully accepted.




I've been looking around a little about this and now find myself a bit puzzled. Let me explain the basic set-up:

I have designed a webform that uses CDONTS to send an e-mail to X, Y or Z depending on the selections in the form. I need to make sure the information is encrypted from the point the form generates the e-mail and gets (easily!!) descrypted when it hits the mailbox. All of this is ASP classic, Win2K, Exchange Server. and I have access to the actual machines which will be recieving the e-mails.

I found a partial solution -- a company called Cipher distributes a free widget that stashes a Private Key in you machine and encrypts/decrypts on the fly using most any mail client. Cool enough, but how do I get the webform to send an encrypted message in the first place? Methinks I will need to set up a private key/public key generator on the webserver hosting the webform so the e-mail text stream is scrambled and I can then set up appropriate private keys on the desktop machines expected to recieve the e-mails. it seems to me there should be a way to roll-your-own solution to this (but it will require installing some stuff on the webserver!), so I am not sure what exactly the obstacles might be here.

FWIW, the Cipher solution is a little draconian, in that once you have it in place, it wants to encrypt/decrypt all your e-mail, which will mean I'd have to set up special mail addresses for this project (probably not that hard), but methinks the webform e-mail will certainly not be encrypted on the send-out.

Does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing??? Ideally, what I'd like to do is this:

1. Set up a webform that encrypts using a private key and public key previously generated
2. Set up each target machine to have corresponding private keys to handle the common public key

Both the webserver and the host machine need to be running some kind of PGP daemon to handle expected encrypted e-mails. What I'd like is something small, easy to install and unobtrusive so people won't freak out when I ask to set up a config on the webserver.

Any ideas??

TIA




I have a lot of Excel applications I've written (they all have VBA code behind them hence I call them 'applications') and I've been asked by my managers to see what it d take to offer these same tools online.We need to limit the risk of a competitor getting a hold of one of these tools (since we all know Excel is far from being secure no matter what you do).

I've tried w/o success to run these Excel apps under IE (or other browsers) and find that they do not run well at all. A plain Excel file runs fine (with just formulas) but once I have code in it that hides/shows sheets, pops up menus, dynamically updates sheets, charts, etc., it no longer works.

I don't know of a way to prevent someone from downloading an Excel file in a link, do you?

Ideally I'm trying to avoid re-writing all my apps in Perl and utilize some web tool or web environment to allow the user to interact with the Excel file just as if it was on their desktop.

What about MS Sharepoint or web components? I haven't used any of these.

Deb




You've heard the 'I know nothing about [ insert Product here ]' spiel before, so I won't give it...

My brother is attempting to delete an Access database record from within an ASP page. He can successfully add/modify records, but cannot delete for some reason. My limited knowledge in Access/dangerous knowledge of the Access Object Model led me to create a function that will delete a record, but we cannot get the ASP page to call that function.

I'll accept any advice - be it a slap on the wrist and a "do it this way" or a line to add to his ASP code - or web site you can offer, and will pass the info on to my brother.

NOTE: It is a non-relational database -- it's just a single table, AFAIK.

Let me know what glaringly-important information I've left out, and I'll get back to you. Thanks.




Hi All,

I could use some help. I am the so-called webmaster for our Church's website, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and have managed to do okay so far. We are trying something new, giving our parishoners the option of making their donations online. This required a few new pages which I have put together and they seem to be working fine.

Here is the hitch, we wanted to be able to set up a direct link, www.olmmparish.org/Giving, that would be referenced in our pledge forms. I set up the file and placed it at the root of the website but it doesn't work! What am I missing here?

Any thoughts or suggestions from my friends here in the Lounge would be greatly appreciated.




Link corrected by HansV (it contained a space)

Hi all,
I am new to these boards but not new to FP. I have been using it since FP01 I think that was what it was called. I now use FP2003 and recently having a couple of issue that I have not been able to resolve. I do not write CSS yet. I am trying to learn about that. Purchased Expression Web and want to use that but still can't do the CSS.
Here are my questions:
1)This is the page with the problem http://barefootbay.net/patwebb/snugharborhomes.htm , The image in the second box that says "land for sale" I have it centered in the cell but it doesn't not view as centered. I have checked everything I can think of and not able to fix it. Can anyone tell me what is wrong?
2) This same client sends me text in a table for the site, she uses Microsoft Word 2000 and I use Microsoft Word 2003. When I get her text I open it in my MSWORD program and copy and paste it into FP2003 and format it as Arial 12pt that is what I use throughout the site. When I view it in Firefox it appears to be fine. She uses Internet Explorer 6 and sends me screenshots that show the font is times roman. I am NOT able to see this in either FP or my browser. Even the code if FP says Ariel 12 pts. Even if I open my Internet Explorer 7.0 I can not see it. I work at fixing it but in the BLIND. I have noticed that the font reads something like MS ??? instead of NORMAL in the font box in FP. I have started to highlight the text and select NORMAL. Sometimes it fixes it and sometimes it doesn't. I have used the format painter and that does NOT always work either. It is a hit and miss. Does anyone know what this problem might be. My only thought is that MSWord has formatting stuff in it that I can't get out. She has Ariel set as her default in MSWord as do I.

Thanks




Note to Admin: Not sure there's a proper place for this topic, but feel free to move to a different forum if needed.

I want to be able to upload files (music, pictures, etc) to my domain and then be able to email someone a link so that when they click on it, the file would be downloaded to their PC.

I have a domain (we'll call it tricky.com). I've had it for four years; and all I use it for is personal email. I've never used the domain for putting up a website, though someday my kids will probably use it for that purpose. Meanwhile, I'd like to use my domain and webspace for uploading some files and making it possible for others to download those files.

I have a username and password that allows me access to my personal control panel. From there, I can clearly see an icon for File Manager. On the File Manager screen, I can easily create a folder and upload a file. No problem. But now what?

There are volumes of tutorials and help and FAQ available on the screens I am looking at, but after several hours of going through this stuff, it seems to be geared toward someone who is already a webmaster . Any guidance would be appreciated.

The snapshot below shows where I have created a folder named "Software" and that, I've created a sub-folder "CCleaner", and in there I've uploaded a file: "ccsetup205_slim.zip. Doing all of that was fairly straight forward. Now, what if I wanted to email you a live link so that you could download that file from me? What's the next step?

Thanks.




I am working on the files for an extensive web application and noted that the generic function for opening the db (SQL Server) is called from the scripts folder installed "parallel" to the wwwroot folder. (That is, on the same directory level as wwwroot). The function is called using include virtual < !--#include virtual="..scriptsutil.asp" -->. I cannot get the include to work and do not know what I would need to do to make it happen. Is there some kind of IIS setting I need to make? this is XP, using IIS 5.1 and Dreamweaver.

TIA!




How do I use JAVA script on an ASP page. Looking in the book I think I have to use the tags tags.

Looking at several books I am not exactly sure how to do it. The script behind what I have been working on is called navcond.js.

Thank you. Fay




I'm preparing a memorandum for my boss...12-15 pages. The main body is set up with the built-in styles (Heading 1, 2, etc.). Then come what we call the annexes: Annex A, Annex B, and so on. The annex pages are numbered A-1, A-2, B-1, B-2, and so on.

We build one of these projects once a year, and this is my first time at bat, so to speak. In previous years, it appears the author built separate documents: the main body, then another document for Annex A, another for Annex B...you get the picture. Just now it occurred to me why they did that. They wanted to avoid having to monkey around with the page numbering problem. I'm trying to put the whole thing together in one document, but I'm having problems. I've worked on similar projects before, and I've gotten help from HansV, StuartR and others. (See post 446831. The problem I'm having involves using the StyleRef field. Here's what I've done so far:

First I created a clone of the Heading 1 style and called the new style "Annex" (based on Heading 1). I use the Annex style in the header of each annex. That's working fine. I did have to go back and reset the numbering scheme for Heading 1 in the main body. (HansV had warned me I might have to do that in an earlier thread.)

Next, in the footers of each annex, I inserted a StyleRef field to pick up the numbering from the annex header. (I used Insert > Reference....) What I expected to see in the footer was A-1, A-2, B-1, B-2 and so on. What I get when I press Alt+F9 is "Error! No text of specified style in document." The field code reads like this:
{ STYLEREF Annex n * MERGEFORMAT }-1

Well, I decided to try exactly what StuartR had said to do: Instead of linking the StyleRef to "Annex," I changed it to "Heading 1." But now I see, not the annex letter, but the number from the last Heading 1 paragraph in the main body of the document! (7-1, for example.)

What's the solution...anyone? Thanx!




I'm writing a fairly complex book in Word which describes the use of over 200 special codes used to create documents.
For the exercise, you may liken these codes to HTML tags.

The main part of the book is organised into Chapters such as Page Commands, Paragraph Commands, Line Commands, etc..

Within each chapter are Topics, where appropriate Codes are described in simplified detail with examples. E.G. under Page Commands will be Page Numbering, Page Headers, Page Footers, etc..

So far, so good.

An Appendix contains an alphabetically list of these Codes in a two column table. The first column contains the Code and a brief but technical description. I want the second column to show the Page Number within the main book where the simplified explanation resides.

For those who know Word, this is a relatively simple thing to achieve. Create a Bookmark at the beginning of each Topic, then in the table insert a "PageRef" field which produces the appropriate page number in the document.

So what's the problem?

The Word document is actually created by a 3rd party application. Furthermore, the content is changing on a fairly regular basis as new Codes are added, or even simply when I re-write or amend a Topic.

Net result? I have to re-create all the BookMarks and PageRefs.

What would I like?

1) An automated method of producing and inserting Word Bookmarks against a specific Style. In this case, it would be "Heading 4".

2) Given that I can, create "Conditional Text" which would be hidden in the 3rd party file, but appear in the Table Column in Word, I want to use that text, to match up with the BookMark list, and effectively create a PageRef field.

Let my try to give an example.

An Topic might be "Arabic v Roman" and this wording appears as the Topic Title to which a Heading 4 Style has been applied. That's fine, it comes into Word as Heading 4.

The Code(s) are actually "[pnta]" and "[pntr]", and so in the Table I could produce "hidden text", say "Arabic v Roman", which would again come into Word.

I want to be able to first create and insert a Bookmark called "Arabic_v_Roman" in the Word file, and then go down the table matching "Arabic v Roman" to the Bookmark, replacing the text with the PageRef Field. (Note that Bookmarks must have underscores replacing spaces in the Bookmark names.)

And I need to do that something like 230 times automatically, and a number of times in a day/week/month when I'm working on the book.

Does anyone have any ideas?

George.




I had been under the impression that if a style-creating macro (1) set the .BaseStyle for the new style, and (2) tweaked, say, 3 individual settings for the new style, the result would be that the new style would be identical to the BaseStyle except for the 3 tweaked settings.

But if, at the time the style-creating macro is run, the Selection happens to be in a paragraph with one or more direct-formatted tweaks (e.g. .KeepWithNext is True, or the paragraph's font is red), then the new style created by the macro will also reflect these direct-formatted settings (unless they happen to be expressly reset by the macro's style tweaks).

I guess my first question is why, why, why, why, why?

My 2nd question is what to do. I can obviously create a SetStyleDefaults macro that gets called (as Step One) by every macro that creates a new style, and that individually resets every setting for which the new style might otherwise take on the Selection's direct formatting. (It appears to me that you can't use the .Reset method with either the .Font or the .ParagraphFormat of a style.) Is there an easier solution?




Here I am again, humbly asking advice on what appears to me as a sticky problem. My question today is how to update SEQ fields in an included document without refreshing the full included document.

Background: my main document uses an INCLUDETEXT field to bring in the contents of a sub-document. The sub-document contains a procedure whose steps are numbered via SEQ fields. Some paragraphs in the sub-doc are marked with a style called UG Only. The idea is that when the sub-doc is included in the user's guide, all steps are used; but when included in the Getting Started document, I search for and delete all text marked UG Only.

With me so far? The problem is that, in the sub-doc, some of the paragraphs marked with the UG Only style are procedure steps with SEQ fields. Suppose that step 3 is marked UG Only -- I want it to appear in the user's guide but not in Getting Started. When I'm generating the Getting Started doc, I use find/replace to delete all UG Only text. So I'm left with a procedure whose steps are numbered 1, 2, 4. So far so good, but now I want Word to re-number the sequence in some automated way. The only way I can think of to do that is to select the included sub-doc and press F9. Unfortunately, that updates the INCLUDETEXT field rather than the included SEQs, causing the previously-deleted step 3 to re-appear.

So the question is this: is there another way to tell Word to refresh the values of the fields in the sub-doc without refreshing the sub-doc itself? I want to keep step 3 in the sub-doc, since it still applies when included in the user guide. I hope I don't have to maintain separate versions of the sub-doc, or have one sub-doc containing steps 1 & 2 and another containing step 4, but I can't think of any other way to do it. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks so much (I really appreciate all the advice I've received in this forum), and happy holidays to those of you celebrating them this week.

Bruce Watson


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