number/bullet list style scheme problem from Word 2003 to Word 200



I have a Word 2003 template with build-in and customized styles included
paragraph, character, linked style, list/outline style and some macros. The
template works well in 2003 to create a document with all the customized
styles shown. However, when the template opens in Word 2007, (right click on
the .dot file), I have one pop up message that Word detects errors in the
file and able to repair with a list of numbered styles. However, I lost my
entire customized numbered and bullets list scheme.

In 2007, when I use my mouse hover the style pane on these specific numbered
or bullets list styles, I don't see any numbering scheme. However, in 2003, I
can see the scheme on each customized numbered or bullets style. I also use
build-in headings for my TOC, these works fine in both cases.

I tried open the .dot file in any way in 2007, but gotten the same result.
The scheme is just don’t carry over. Also, when I export and import the
customized list style in 2003 from one template to another one in 2003, the
scheme also doesn't carry over.

I'm lost and cannot figure out why. I created my list styles according to
Shauna Kelly link.

Is it somewhere in the registry I can copy the setting from 2003 into 2007?
Or where did I go wrong? Any help is very much appreciated. Thanks.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

Normally, you should be able to use the 2003 template in 2007 without
problem, so it seems that there might be some corruption in your particular
template. If you still have access to Word 2003, try creating a new
template from the template via the File>New dialog, and then try using that
new template in Word 2007.

Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via

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