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My Heading 3 Styles suddenly adds a ) as a bullet char. How do I remove that?

asked 2019-02-26 11:13:46 +0200

Kennin gravatar image

updated 2020-08-06 20:48:43 +0200

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(The links below refer to "LightShot", a very handy screen shot tool that allows to directly upload to a safe cloud. You can look it up if you don't trust it. It's safe! ;) )

Here are some screen captures to show better what happens.

Here's the bullet:

Here's the overview of all of the formatting:

And here's the "Outline and Numbering" tab from the Styles formatting window:

I have tried everything I could come up with, yet I can't seem to manage to remove that pesky bullet. If I remove it manually, by clicking on the part that needs the header, then click the bullet button twice, then it's gone. But when I save, close and reopen the document, the bullets are back yet again.

How do I resolve this annoying issue?

Here's the document.


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Instead of screenshots (first of which is unreadable: you cannot even guess if that's a beginning of a paragraph, or a continuation from a previous page), please upload a sample document where the problem is visible.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-02-26 11:20:25 +0200 )edit

When I click "attachment", it doesn't allow me to upload the document. I have no clue how to upload it. I've tried it, but I bet the link won't work.

I have no webspace of my own.

Kennin gravatar imageKennin ( 2019-02-26 16:41:15 +0200 )edit

You attached the document successfully - thanks! and it is now clear what the problem is. In your chapter numbering, you have settings for level 3, where you define None as number, and ) after the (absent) number.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-02-26 18:01:32 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-02-26 17:52:42 +0200

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Go to Tools>Chapter Numbering and click on 3 in the Level column. All the properties of *Heading 3 are then displayed.

You somehow added an After separator to this level definition as a closing parenthesis. Remove it and push OK.

Tools>Chapter Numbering is where you can tune to your taste chapter and all sub-levels numbering.

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You're my saviour! It worked! Thanks a million, my friend!!! :)

Kennin gravatar imageKennin ( 2019-02-26 20:00:33 +0200 )edit

Then be kind enough to accept the answer

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-02-26 20:48:28 +0200 )edit
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