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    New styles not appearing in other documents

    I have created some special numbered formats that I want to use in all documents, as styles. I have saved them as Styles in the original documents, but I can't see them in a new document. I have clicked on the box for New Documents Based on This Document.

    Is there a better way to do this, or is there a way to make the styles appear in all other documents?
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    Bob,

    You need to save them in your Normal.dotm (Normal Template). They will then be available in all new documents.

    Here's a MS Document on the topic.

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    Assuming that you have Word 2007 or later, when you talk about styles not appearing, I am guessing that you mean they do not appear in the Quick Styles Gallery on the Home tab. The styles may still be there, most styles do not appear on that gallery. Many styles do not appear even in a styles list until they have been used.

    Checking the box for new documents based on this template would save them in the normal template so long as your document was not based on some other template.

    It is also possible that something is interfering with the saving of changes to the normal template (the default storage location for saving styles).

    Could you clarify which version of Word you are using?
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    I'm using Word 2010.
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    So, where are you looking for the styles that they are not appearing?
    Quick Styles Gallery on the Ribbon?
    Styles List?

    When you check your style options and have it set to display all styles in alphabetical order is your style there?
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    They don't appear if I click on the ribbon or on the paragraph mark.
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    Many styles do not appear in the Ribbon. I'm not sure what you mean by the paragraph mark. If you mean the button to view non-printing formatting characters, that does not change which styles you see.

    See Viewing Styles.
    Last edited by Charles Kenyon; 2015-04-21 at 09:38. Reason: fix link
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    I have my paragraph marks turned on, so I see the paragraph at the end of the paragraph.
    I have abandoned the Style solution. Now I have a piece of paper with the values for the paragraph numbering that I want. I can reference this piece of paper and follow the changes for the particular number I want.
    When I have a numbered document, I select the paragraph number I want, and change its ‘Left’ and ‘By’ values. Then I copy that change to all the paragraphs with the same number. I can go from a value of 1 to a value or 111.111.111.
    I haven’t had a document with more than 999 number value.
    1
    1.1
    1.11
    1.111
    11
    11.1
    11.11
    11.111
    Bob Wall

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    Last edited by Charles Kenyon; 2015-04-21 at 21:49.
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