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24 January 2011 @ 12:35 pm
MS Word 2010 Windows styles -- headings in text boxes?!?  
I have been handed a problem and I don't know enough about Office 2010 to solve it.

Someone created a document with Headings and Cross-References. However, for some reason I can't quite fathom, MS Word 2010 style for a Level 1 Heading puts the text in a text box and attaches it to the page, rather than to the following text.

So, for example, if the text "Appendix A" is created as a Level 1 heading on page 48, MS Word puts a text box on page 48 with "Appendix A" in the text box. If, then, someone goes in and types more material on a previous page, the actual text of Appendix A moves down, but the Heading does not.

I can't figure out (a) why Word thinks putting a heading in a text box anchored to a page is a good idea, (b) how to modify the heading style so the text *isn't* in a text box, or (c) in lieu of modifying the style, how to anchor the text box to the following information rather than to the page.

Any suggestions?

ETA: I'm sure that it's a Heading, not a Header. I tried typing in some new text, highlighting it, and selecting "Heading Level 1" from the styles; it immediately put the highlighted text in a text box.

I'm now wondering a couple of things: (a) did the person who created or modified the document change the Heading style, and (b) could it be an artifact of the document being edited in 2003 / 2007 / 2010.
suzilemsuzilem on January 25th, 2011 01:31 am (UTC)
looks like it might be the "keep with next" functionality.