Preserving formatting when others work on your document

To preserve the formatting of your document when it is opened on another computer:

Word 2010

  1. Click the File tab then click Options.
  2. Click Customize Ribbon.
  3. In the Customize Ribbon box, check the Developer check box.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Click the Developer tab.
  6. In the Templates group, click Document Template.
  7. Uncheck Automatically update document styles.

Word 2007

  1. Click the MS Office button then click Word Options.
  2. Click Popular.
  3. Check Show Developer tab in the Ribbon.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Click the Developer tab.
  6. In the Templates group, click Document Template.
  7. Uncheck Automatically update document styles.
By default the option should be unchecked, but your others may have checked it for other collaborative work.  Remind them to do this before they open your UDThesis document.
 
Here is a good explanation of what is happening when you send your document to someone else.