I set up about 25 custom page styles for a lengthy dissertation. The settings work very nicely to handle the document formatting needs (varying headers, pagination, etc).
But when I saved and closed the document for the night, I opened it the next day and all the custom style names were gone. Clicking in the document showed that there were now a number of styles (Convert 1, Convert 2…Convert 85) which were applied throughout the document.
All the styling was still correct, which is good, but I want to understand why the custom names (which were really helpful for me) have all changed. That will make it pretty hard to troubleshoot if I do need to change anything.
Is there something I should do differently with the original document itself? It’s saved as Word 97-2003 and isn’t a template (this is the only file for the project aside from a backup). It wouldn’t be reused for any other project. Thank you!