Support & Frequently Asked Questions

After applying a format copied by FORMATATOR in another document, the colors did not match at all.

The problem is very likely due to the fact that both documents have different themes, as shown in the example below (Theme “Gallery” in the source document (left side) and “Integral” topic in the document target (right side).

For the colors to be completely coincident, it is enough to adjust the theme of the document on which the imported format has been applied, so that it is equal to the theme of the source document.

I want to apply a paragraph format listed on a normal paragraph, but nothing happens.

Formats in FORMATATOR only apply to similar elements, that is, the table formats are only applied to tables, the paragraph formats listed are only applied to paragraph formats listed, the bullet paragraph formats are only applied to bullet paragraph, and normal paragraph formats are only applied to normal paragraphs. Then, FORMATATOR acts on the appearance of the structure of the documents, and not on their structures. Due to the above, FORMATATOR does not replace the very useful “Format Painter” tool, but complements it.

I want to apply a listed paragraph style created by FORMATATOR to another listed paragraph, but the resulting numbering starts again from the beginning, instead of continuing with the numbering associated with the style, as shown in the figure above (1, 2, 3 and then 1, instead of 4).

What you should do is remove the style with the “Clear All” tool, and apply the desired listed style again. With this the numbering will continue correctly.

I want to apply a normal paragraph format, on another normal paragraph, but nothing happens.

First of all, check if the normal paragraph from which the format was taken has all its fonts in “Bold”. If so, FORMATATOR does not consider it as a normal paragraph, and therefore, does not capture its format. The other possibility is that the paragraph on which you want to apply format, has some style already applied, such as, for example, some font style. In the latter case, you must previously remove the style with the “Clear All” tool located in the styles, and then apply the style again with FORMATATOR.

I have problems when apply formats with FORMATATOR on tables with combined cells. The results are partial or incomplete.

The Word Interop model sometimes has some problems when dealing with tables with combined cells. Sometimes situations occur in which the combined cells despite showing a color, as seen in the following figure, do not really have an assigned color:

This situation is warned by FORMATATOR through a message to the user, because the combined cells without assigned color, will not respond to the changes applied by FORMATATOR and will keep their original color (see in figure combined green cells that did not change to the new celestial color). In these cases, the process must be completed manually, applying color with the “Borders and Shading” form, fin “Shading”, both for the origin document of the formats, and the destination document of the formats, as indicated by FORMATATOR with your messages to user.

I have modified a table style of MS Word (“Built In” style), and when I want to apply it in another document, it does not present any of the modifications I made.

What has happened is that a “Built In” table style has been modified in the document from which you want to copy the formats (source), and whose changes are not present in the document where you want to apply them (target). See example figure below:

What you must do is create a new style in the source document, based on the table style you have modified, as indicated in the figure below (in the example it has been considered as the base style modified by the user, the style “List Table 3 – Accent 1 “, to create a new custom style called FormatatorTable):

Then you take the new style “FormatatorTable” and apply it to the table from which you will take the format with FORMATATOR and ready, apply it on the target document. The first time you do it, it is possible that FORMATATOR will display a message saying “Copy and re-apply the desired table format”, then do it, and this will be enough to apply the desired format.

How can I make changes to the multilevel list created by FORMATATOR, based on the content of the source document?

To make changes you must put the mouse in one of the levels of the list, as shown in the figure below, then go to the “Multilevel List” button, then to the “Define New Multilevel List …” option, then in the pop-up box the “More >>” button is pressed, and the desired level in which changes are required is selected.

If, for example, in the multilevel list created by FORMATATOR (which is automatically associated with the Built In “Heading” styles), you want to add a subtitle to level 3 of the main list, it is enough to follow the sequence already described above, select level 5 of the enumeration, change the name of the list to any name that does not match the current one already generated by FORMATATOR, then change the value of “Restart list after” to level 3 and accept. Done the above, with the mouse placed in any paragraph listed, copy the format with FORMATATOR and on the same selection, apply format with FORMATATOR. The result of the described operation will change the dependencies as desired by the user, and to the style associated with the Built In style “Heading 4”, it will add to its name the string “H3.Sub1”, indicating that it is a subtitle associated with level 3 of the main enumeration, as shown in the figure below. then the Built-in style “Heading 5” will add the character string “H4”, indicating that it is level 4 of the main numbering and so on.

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