problem for copy style


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Lisa

Hi,

I have Word 2003. I want to copy the style from a existing Word document to
Normal.dot, so I can use it for other document, however after I copy it, I
notice the description for the original one is different from the one in
Normal.dot. When I open a new Word file and use the style, the format is
different. What did I miss? Why I can't copy the style?



Any help will be appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

Lisa
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

If the style is based on Normal (or any other built-in style) and that style
has been modified in the document from which you're copying, then the copied
style would inherit the characteristics of the corresponding base style in
Normal.dot. For example, if Normal is 12-pt TNR in Normal.dot but has been
changed to 10-pt Arial in the subject document, and you copy a style, based
on Normal, that is 10-pt Arial italic, with 6 pts Spacing After, then the
style in Normal.dot will be 12-pt TNR italic, with 6 pts Spacing After. If
you base the style on "no style" and then copy, you might have better luck.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
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Stefan Blom

What, exactly, is different? Note that if the style is based on another
style, the settings of the parent (based-on) style could be different in the
Normal template.
 
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Lisa

Thank you for your response. I cleaned normal.dot and make the copy again,
but still no luck.

Thanks,
Lisa
 
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Lisa

Thank you for your reply. The style in the file I copy from is "Normal + Font
color: Black, Indent:First Line. 0.49" justified, line spacing: 1.5 lines,
Space before: 6 pt....." After copy to Normal.dot, it shows: " Normal + Font:
)Asian) Times new roman, font color: Black, Indent: left: o", hanging:
0.25"...

Thanks,
Lisa
 
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Stefan Blom

The style description indicates that the style you are copying is based on
the Normal style. Before copying the style, have you tried changing "Style
based on" (in the Modify Style dialog box) to "(no style)" as Suzanne
suggested in her reply?
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

You must have misunderstood. I said nothing about "cleaning" Normal.dot.
What I suggested was that you modify the style you are copying to be based
on "no style."

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
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Lisa

Hi Stefan, I did select "Style based on" (in the Modify Style dialog box) to
"(no style)", but I still get different description after copy. Please advice!

Thanks,
Lisa
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Did you make sure that the style was still the same after you changed the
"based on"? I usually find that that changes it.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 

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