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    merge 2 docs using heading styles set differently (Word 2002 XP)

    I want to merge two documents together.

    Both documents use styles Heading 1 - 9. However each documents heading styles are configured differently.

    When the 2 docs merged together the result is the heading styles are askew. I understand the reasoning why the styles go askew.

    in the past, for doc B I created new heading styles and replaced Heading 1 - 9 with the new heading styles. then when the 2 docs merged there wasn't a conflict with heading styles.

    cumbersome but it works...

    Is this the best way to tackle this? or is there a simplier way to retain the formatting of the heading styles?

    diana

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    Re: merge 2 docs using heading styles set differently (Word 2002 XP)

    Do you really need the merged document to have two sets of heading styles? Wouldn't it be better to have a single set for consistency of formatting?

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    Re: merge 2 docs using heading styles set differently (Word 2002 XP)

    usually yes we prefer consistency. however this is a common requirement as the 2nd document is usually an attachment, and its orginial formatting is to be maintained

    diana

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    Re: merge 2 docs using heading styles set differently (Word 2002 XP)

    I'd either keep the documents separate, or design a second set of styles as you described in your first post.

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    Re: merge 2 docs using heading styles set differently (Word 2002 XP)

    oh ok...thanks Hans

    diana

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