Replace Style Dialog - how to remove styles from listing


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DeanH

Word 2003
I use Find/Replace a lot to change Styles.
I have noticed on the Replace Style dialog (under Replace, More, Format,
Style) that there is a character style which does not exist anywhere, either
in the document open or the template or Normal.dot.
The style does not exist on the Styles&Formatting pane and "Keep track of
formatting" has no affect.
This Char style probably came from a document I recieved ages ago and has
long since gone from my system.
How can I edit the Replace Style dialog listing, is it a registry control?
Many thanks
DeanH
 
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Stefan Blom

Actually, these "char" styles *are* in the document. You can tell if you
save as HTML and look at the style definitions in the HTML source.

The "char" styles are linked styles which first appeared in Word 2002 (or
was it Word 2000?) when you applied paragraph style formatting to a
selection. More recent versions hide them better, but it seems they can
still resurface. In fact, I can see them in my Find and Replace dialog box
(if I click Format, Styles) even though I'm using Word 2007 and have
selected the "Disable Linked Styles" option in the Styles pane.

See if this article helps:
http://homepage.hispeed.ch/cindymeister/MyFavTip.htm#CharStyl.
 
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DeanH

Stefan, many thanks.
Even in the HTML source, these odd Char style cannot be found. <shrug>
Anyway the macro for the article worked wonders.
Thanks again.
Ciao
DeanH
 
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Stefan Blom

I'm glad I could help--or really that I could help you get help from Cindy
Meister. :)
 

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