Using Styles to make uniform document font question


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T. Duprex

Using Word 2002

Using Styles, I want to have my List Bullet 2 style have the same font as
Body Text style. I do a modify style on List bullet 2 and in the Modify
Style screen I change the "Style based on" to (Body Text), click OK.
Nothing happens. Shouldn't the font for List Bullet 2 now pick up the same
font used for Body Text? I have Body Text based on (no style). What I'm
trying to accomplish is to have the entire document set up so I can change
all the text by just changing Body Text font.

TIA
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

I just looked at Shauna's article and realized she doesn't get into this. I
believe in this situation you have to set the font of the derived style
explicitly (that is, in your case you would set it to the font used in Body
Text). I *think* this will be reflected in having *no* font information in
the style, so that when you then change the font of Body Text, it will
ripple down to List Bullet 2. But I have found this frustrating, too, and I
may be mistaken about what's required or what works.
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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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Margaret Aldis

I think I did some experiments and found that when fonts have been
different, and then you make them 'match', what matters is whether you do
that with a Modify of the base or the derived style. In one case (sorry, I
can't be sure which way round it was without testing again, and I've closed
down for the night) the derived style will keep hold of its font if you
later change the base - in the other the fonts become locked and changing
the base changes the derived style too.

The information in the Style dialog for the derived style is misleading in
the former case - it will show only the current differences from the base
style, but should really show "+ Arial" or whatever, even though the base is
currently Arial too, because if you change the base to Times, say, the "+
Arial" springs into existence.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

I thought I remembered that there was some such bloody-mindedness about it.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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