StyleRef problem



We generate our MS-Word 2007 documentation from an app called Author-
IT (AIT). For some reason ( can't figure out why), AIT places 2 hard
returns after a style we use to display the release date, named

We are using a StyleRef field in the footer that references the
"Byline" style, but since there are 2 paragraph marks after it, the
StyleRef field is displaying nothing. I created a macro that strips
the 2 extra paragraph marks during the publishing phase from AIT, but
that is causing the weird effect of the "Byline" style getting gobbled
up by a text box containing the company logo in another part of the

Is there a way to make Word ignore the 2 extra paragraph marks and
display the styleref in the footer or is there a better way to display
the date other than using styleref? A macro maybe?

Really not sure what my options are here.

Thanks for the help


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