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    Styles by the 100 (XP)

    Having mastered Styles to good effect in 2000, I now find my self struggling having upgraded to XP or 2002. Is there any way That I can stop the automatic creation of a mass of Styles. It seems that every time I manually format a piece of text, a new Style is created. My list now seems endless with formatting codes such as Bullets, Indents, Italic and the like bolted on to an existing Style.
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    Re: Styles by the 100 (XP)

    Mike,

    To prevent most new styles from being added, choose Tools, Options, and deselect the option to "Keep track of formatting". Also, keep in mind that if you apply a paragraph style to a word (instead of a paragraph), then Word will add a new character style with the paragraph style name followed by the word "char". To stop this happening, you must either have the whole paragraph selected, or nothing at all.

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    Re: Styles by the 100 (XP)

    If you are using the task pane to show the styles, selecting "Available styles" in the show box at the bottom of the pane will limit it to only the base styles that are used in the document. Alternatively you could choose "Custom..." and select what styles you want to display.

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    Re: Styles by the 100 (XP)

    Marie Therese
    Many thanks from a grateful pommie, just what I wanted. <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>
    Must take time to explore all of the menu options in XP with the "Whats This" right click.
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    Re: Styles by the 100 (XP)

    Thanks for the reply Tony. Another avenue for me to explore to get to grips with XP.
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