You revealed you tried 5 computers so with Office costing over 500 bucks here you have some 3 thousand bucks of Microsoft software and have encountered a bug.
They may have a patch or such that you only get access to by calling it in. I can assure you that this has happened to me and while some will abhor the idea of calling it in, imagine the poor soul that doesn't and learns about a patch later that was only available to those that called.
I'm having an issue with text formatting in Word 2003 and 2007.
I'm working on a manuscript with someone from Israel. The Word document they sent me is a bit buggy, and I am guessing it's from right-to-left language support. I have opened the document on 5+ computers, using both Word 2003 and Word 2007 and cannot fix the issue.
Basically, regular document text will type fine. However, if I am adding a comment (using the Review pane) the text will sometimes switch to right-to-left. This is triggered by the use of ANY punctuation. At first it was incredibly annoying, but now it is impossible to use.
I am using EndNote to manage my references. As I 'write-and-cite', EndNote automatically generates a bibliography for me. The issue is that the bibliography is ALSO bugged with the 'right-to-left' plague .
Interestingly, if I highlight the automically generated bibliography and paste it into an unformatted text box (such as Notepad or a web input box) the bibilography appears as it should. For example:
1. Russel MG. Changes in the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease: what does it mean? Eur J Intern Med 2000;11:191-196.
2. Koutroubakis I, Manousos ON, Meuwissen SG, et al. Environmental risk factors in inflammatory bowel disease. Hepatogastroenterology 1996;43:381-93.
However, if I paste into another Word document or into Wordpad, the numbers (1, 2, etc) appear on the right side of the text.
How can I fix this problem?
I am desperate for any help with this issue as the deadline for submission is approaching.