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    Styles change with new document (2000, SR-1)

    A signigicant part of my job entails opening resumes that have been emailed to us and then preparing them for distribution using a style sheet for our company. After untold hours of re-doing documents, it finally occured to me that I could just copy the file into Notepad and then copy it onto our template. This method is effective the majority of the time (resumes that use tables to create a frame on the left side, can present some challenges.) However, I would really like to skip this step and just be able to paste a document onto a blank template and have the settings from our style sheet take affect. Instead, most of the time, the style from the original document does away with our settings and I have to redo things all over again. Is there a way to prevent this from happening?

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    Re: Styles change with new document (2000, SR-1)

    Hi Ken:
    Try the macro in <!post=this post,39753>this post<!/post> by Klaus Linke. Let me know how this works for you.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Styles change with new document (2000, SR-1)

    Phil,
    <img src=/S/bravo.gif border=0 alt=bravo width=16 height=30> Thanks, that was exactly what I was looking for. I've incorporated it into my workflow and it will undoubtedly save me countless hours of work. Many, many thanks. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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    Re: Styles change with new document (2000, SR-1)

    You're quite welcome, Ken. Although Klaus is the real hero. I thought I might add that when you ordinarily paste text into a document:
    1. Word will use the style formatting of the source file if that style hasn't been used in the document.
    2. Word will use the style formatting of the destination file, if that style has been used in the document already.

    One way of making sure that #1 won't occur (unless the source has a new style) is to make sure that all styles are used in your document. You can go through the styles in the Format/Style...style box, one at a time & apply them. That way, all the "Styles in Use" will match your "All styles". Someone in this forum wrote a macro for that, but I can't find it right now (think it was Jefferson Scher, but I'm not sure).

    Cheers,

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