Changing existing style


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Robin Chapple

I am using WORD 2002

I am also a very rare user of WORD

I have a document prepared in a previous version of WORD that now has
a style described as "Normal + 12pt" which was not the style of the
original.

Now I need to edit the style so that all the paragaphs with that style
change and the technique seems to be different from my previous
version and I cannot see how to change the style.

How do I do it?

Thanks,

Robin Chapple
 
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Tom Smith

If I understand your question, the answer is this: First click in the
paragraph whose style you want to modify.

When the Styles/Formatting task pane appears (invoked from the format menu),
down at the bottom there's a dropdown box; select "Custom . . .", which
brings up another window; select "styles," which brings up another box;
select "modify" and that will, yes, bring up yet another box; select
"format" and then "paragraph" and you'll be on your way.

It is a different (and to my mind more cumbersome) sequence from Word 2000.
I just changed over. HTH Tom
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Normal + 12 pt is not a style; it is "formatting." You can turn off the
display of formatting on the Edit tab of Tools | Options. You can reset
paragraphs to the default formatting using Ctrl+Q (paragraph formatting) and
Ctrl+Spacebar (font formatting). To modify the style itself, select the
style in the Styles and Formatting task pane, click the arrow beside it, and
choose Modify. This opens the Modify Style dialog. If you want to have
direct access to the Styles dialog, use Tools | Customize to find the Style
command (not Styles and Formatting) in the Format category (on the Commands
tab) and drag it to a toolbar.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://www.mvps.org/word
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Robin Chapple

Thanks Tom,

I migrated from WORD97, or wharever it was called, and this new
version is truly very clumsy by comparison. I remember that I could
reformat a paragrpah and was asked if I wanted to change the style.
One click and it was done.

Your help appreciated.

Robin
 
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Robin Chapple

Thanks Suzanne.

Normal + 12 pt is not a style; it is "formatting." You can turn off the
display of formatting on the Edit tab of Tools | Options.
I have found that.
To modify the style itself, select the
style in the Styles and Formatting task pane, click the arrow beside it, and
choose Modify. This opens the Modify Style dialog.
That appears more straightforward.
If you want to have
direct access to the Styles dialog, use Tools | Customize to find the Style
command (not Styles and Formatting) in the Format category (on the Commands
tab) and drag it to a toolbar.
That I failed to complete. I found the style command but it would not
drag.

Thanks,

Robin Chapple
 
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Mark Tangard

Robin,
That I failed to complete. I found the style command but it would not
drag.
You have to drag it from the Customize dialog while that dialog
is still open (which feels strange at first). Is that what you're
doing? Will the command not move at all, or can you not get it
all the way to the toolbar?
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

You can still update by example in Word 2002, but you have to check the box
for "Prompt to update style" on the Edit tab of Tools | Options.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://www.mvps.org/word
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.
 

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