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Hello Nancy
In my lengthy Word 2007 doc the Styles indicator seems to have become corrupted, meaning that I have wavy blue lines all over the place and indicating the wrong suggestions. That it itself doesn't bother me right now. The problem is, that because it interferes with reading perception I am missing a wagon load of typos and other mistakes.

The Reading Pane is a great feature, but it has its bad side, in that corrections cannot be made in it. (Going back and forth to the regular working window is, frankly, a pain in the butt.

I want to use a normal Word window as a (sort of) full page reading pane--meaning I want to turn off the styles feature, completely (and temporarily) so  I can read without seeing any markings; but I can't figure out how to do that--or even if it can be done.



Danny - for some reason this question just came through.

I am not familiar with the problem you are having, but the first thing I would do is resave the document with a new name.  You should be doing this anyway as a means of making a backup copy.

I am hoping the following will apply


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Nancy C. Janyszeski


Microsoft Office 97 to 2010. Certified as a MOUS Authorized Instructor and MOUS Master Certified. Sr. Instructional Designer for International IT Certification for Activ, the only UK-based provider of approved training and testing software for ECDL Foundation and British Computer Society Qualifications


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