WD2002: You Cannot Underline a Tab That Is in a Numbered List

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SYMPTOMS

The following symptoms may occur in Word 2002:
  • If you create a numbered list in a document, you cannot underline the tab that is between the number and the text.

    -or-
  • If you open a document that was created in an earlier version of Microsoft Word that already had a numbered list with the tab between the number and the text underlined, the tab is no longer underlined. For example, the following underlined list

    1. This is underlined, numbered text.
       -------------------------------------
    appears as follows in Word 2002:
     1.  This is underlined, numbered text.
     --  ----------------------------------

RESOLUTION

Service Pack Information

This problem is corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 How to obtain the latest Office XP Service Pack

Hotfix Information

Part 1: Download and Install the Fix

How to Obtain the Hotfix

This issue is fixed in the Word 2002 Post-Service Pack 2 Hotfix Package . For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
827150 Availability of the Word 2002 Post-Service Pack 2 Hotfix Package: September 5, 2003

Part 2: Activate the Update

WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To activate this fix, follow these steps:
  1. Quit Word.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
  4. Locate, and then click to select the following registry key:
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Word\Options
  5. With the preceding key selected, on the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD.
  6. Type NumberingGapUL, and then press ENTER.
  7. Right-click NumberingGapUL, and then click Modify.
  8. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  9. On the File menu, click Exit to quit Registry Editor.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.

Properties

Article ID: 827340 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 4.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition
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