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    Automatically Update Styles (Word 2k2)

    I know this has been asked before, because I tried a search forst before posting, but I have done as suggested, and it seems not to have worked.

    At the moment, if I change the formatting for a word, the whole document is changed to that new formatting. This is a real pain in the butt.

    Looking through previous searches, I see that I should look at Tools, templates, and change the setting there. I've done this, but it still happens.

    It looks as if there are individual settings on each Style, which force an update.

    Halpe please.

    Thanks

    Colin

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    Re: Automatically Update Styles (Word 2k2)

    You need to look at Format/Style..., Modify... If the "Automatically update" box is checked, direct changes to text formatting will be applied to the style, and therefore to all text formatted with that style. If that style is Normal, it will influence a lot of other styles too, since many styles are based on Normal.
    So try unchecking "Automatically update" for the Normal style. You may want to effect this in the underlying template too (you can check the "Add to template" box for this). See if that solves your problem. If not, you'll have to repeat this step for other styles.

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    Re: Automatically Update Styles (Word 2k2)

    Thanks

    I knew how to change it for Normal and therefore for any styles based on normal, but I wasn't sure whether there was a catch-all setting, or whether I'd have to edit each individual style affected.

    Thanks again


    COlin

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    Re: Automatically Update Styles (Word 2k2)

    If you have a lot of styles to reset then you could try running a macro like
    <pre>Public Sub ClearAutoUpdateStyles()
    Dim styNext As Style
    For Each styNext In ActiveDocument.Styles
    styNext.AutomaticallyUpdate = False
    Next styNext
    End Sub
    </pre>

    StuartR

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