Commands and buttons for applying formatting and styles are unavailable.
Document protection for formatting may be turned on. When formatting is restricted with this feature, you can format text only by applying a specific selection of styles. To view the styles that are available, click Styles and formatting on the Formatting toolbar.
Note If you know the password to remove document protection, click Unprotect Document on the Tools menu, and then type the password in the Password box.
Hidden text is never hidden.
I can't underline a blank line or a space.
The underline formatting of subscript and normal text isn't aligned.
Text animation disappeared when I saved my document as a Web page.
Changing character formatting affected the entire paragraph and subsequent paragraphs.
If you select all the text in a paragraph except the paragraph mark, and then change the character formatting of the selected text, Microsoft Word also applies the new character formatting to the paragraph mark. Then, when you press ENTER to begin a new paragraph, the new character formatting is carried over into the text of all subsequent paragraphs. This occurs because a paragraph's formatting is contained in the paragraph mark that precedes the paragraph.
To format all of the text in a paragraph but not the paragraph mark and subsequent paragraphs, first select the text you want to format, and then apply the character formatting to the text. Then, select the paragraph mark and press CTRL+SPACEBAR. This removes character formatting from the paragraph mark, so when you begin a new paragraph, the paragraph mark does not contain the character formatting.
- If you can't see the paragraph marks in your document, they might be hidden. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the View tab. Select both the Paragraph marks and the Hidden text check boxes.
The font I'm using isn't showing up in my document.
The font may be unavailable on your computer or printer. You can change the font that Microsoft Word substitutes for the unavailable font.
- On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Compatibility tab.
- Click Font Substitution.
- Under Font substitutions, click the missing font name under Missing document font.
- In the Substituted font box, click another font.