Format Changes Entire Document in Microsoft Word

Changing the format of a paragraph sometimes changes the entire document.

Just click inside the paragraph, and note the style applied to it.

From the menu, choose FormatŕStyles and Formatting. Right-click the style in the Styles and Formatting task pane, and choose Modify.

Edit the style so it doesn't automatically update by UNchecking the Automatically update box. debuted on May 26, 2005. provides examples of Formulas, Functions and Visual Basic procedures for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. The Formulas, Functions and Visual Basic procedures on this web site are provided "as is" and we do not guarantee that they can be used in all situations.

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