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    Styles, Word 2K from MACs (Word 2K)

    I have a large volume of text only documents used as forms (various sizes ranging from 2 to 10 pages) inherited from MACs and Word 5.1. Word 2K happily converts these with no problems. In the Mac docs the normal style was set up using Palatino font. With Word 2K we began using TimesNewRoman. This has not been much of a problem as we simply change the fonts as we use the forms. However, one "nuisance" is frustrating my "superiors" (who do not care to learn such things as us "lowly" word processing people must deal with [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img] We sometimes create large blocks of text using a simple 'new document command' and then insert that text into these forms. When doing a cut'n'paste, the pasted text picks up the Palatino style of the form. (yeah, I know.. "select all", change to TimesNewRoman.... no big deal).
    My question is -- is there a simple, easy way to change all those style sheet fonts without doing so in each individual document? Thanks for your help !
    I should also add that I am not a big fan of styles.. I prefer to do my own formatting as I go, which for me is easier than using styles! So, umm, keep your replies "simple", okay? LOL

    As an aside... is there a way to search the lounge messages? It would be nice to search rather than bring up an issue that might have been resolved in earlier postings.

    Thanks again!

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    Re: Styles, Word 2K from MACs (Word 2K)

    You're not a big fan of styles, but in this case it's because you're using direct formatting, rather than styles, that you're having this problem.

    Most likely those documents that display Palatino font are doing so because that is the font assigned to the 'Normal' style in those documents.
    When you SelectAll/Change font to TimesNewRoman, you are doing nothing to change the underlying font assignment of the Normal style, all you are doing is a direct formatting 'overlay' of TimesNewRoman over the Palatino that the Normal style is giving you.

    Now when you paste text in from another document, which has Normal style applied to it, it is showing Palatino font, because that is what is assigned to Normal style in your document.

    To avoid the above problem, and to fix it permanently in each document, you need to open each document, go to Format > Style..., and modify the properties of the Normal style so that the font is TimesNewRoman rather than Palatino.

    The above is a great illustration of the benefits of using styles, rather than direct formatting! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Styles, Word 2K from MACs (Word 2K)

    Thanks Gary for answering my question (that I have to change each doc). I do understand normal styles, etc... forgot to include that in my post.. Sorry! I understand the concept of styles, just prefer not to use them. It seems easier to me to "do it as I go".. guess I just type fast.. LOL

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    Re: Styles, Word 2K from MACs (Word 2K)

    You can also go into "Tools > Options > Compatibility > Font Substitution" and replace the missing font(s) permanently. These changes will also reflect automatically in the style definitions.

    <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>Klaus

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