Re: How to change a Heading style to match an existing paragraph?

  • Thread starter Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

It's actually incredibly simple (though I would never have discovered it if
Terry Farrell hadn't pointed it out). Select your formatted Normal paragraph
in the document. In the Styles and Formatting task pane, locate Heading 1
(or whatever), click the dropdown arrow, and choose "Update to Match
Selection." This actually does exactly what it says and updates Heading 1 to
the formatting of the selected text.

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

Right-clicking and clicking the dropdown arrow accomplish the same thing.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
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Amazing. I've been looking for this for ages, using cumbersome workarounds like creating renaming styles, creating dummy styles, etc., and even that doesn't work for heading styles.

How could I have missed this excellent and simple feature. I must apologize to Microsoft this time (a rare occurrence indeed) for my nasty thoughts and grumblings for the lack of this feature. Strange that I never found this on a previous search.

Thanks for the posting - it made my day (what does that say about me?).
 

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