Thanks to Tim, Ed, et al for all your instructions. I will be working on this.
Actually, I prefer to use “no style” when creating documents. That way, I can ensure that it is always up to me as to how a document looks. Clearly, this has not worked. So, how do I set MS Word so that every document that I creat, open, and/or paste something into, will “always” be in the “plainest”/cleanest format?
Generally, I Tend to make formatting changes to my documents, if they are “official” at all, only after I have completed the text. I do not allow automatic “numbering”, “bulleting”, etc, to take place while I am typing. In short, I want control. I find that a much easier way to know “exactly” what is on my screen.
So, now, I am discovering that I have not had the kind of control I really prefer. That explains why I get so many “corrections” from those to whom I send “drafts” of important stuff!
After I follow the steps proposed, I will let you know how I make out; but, it will not happen today - too busy.