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I have a template in 97-03 version. We open it in 2007 and go to save it as a new 97-03 document. when we then open the document we find that the styles "Based on" font seems to have changed and more styles have been created. When we "Open & Repair" this document it mentions a "Styles 1" issue, which it fails to fix.

Any ideas if this is a word 07 compatibility bug and if there is a patch. It saves fine in .dotx, and is find in word 2010 to save at 97-03 format.

I'm sorry I don't have the resources here to check this problem, otherwise I'd ask if you could send the file for me to inspect. However, I'm sure if you Google this particular issue you will find the answer you need.

Sometimes a problem with fonts can occur when on a different computer if the font is not installed on the different computer or operating system... something to look into, just in case.

Sorry I couldn't be more help!

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Karen Lee Biddle


I'be been using Word and other Windows Office software for a long time now and am happy to help you find a solution to to your problem or query. Sometimes I may not have the answer, but hopefully I can put you in the right direction!


Word: experienced with tables, mail merge, graphics, paragraph styles, sections, tables of contents/index. Excel: some formula experience and happy to help find the right formula for the required output.


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