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    Style selection. (Word Xp)

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    Previously, I could make massive style changes from one style to another style using the following commands.

    Format

    Styles and formatting

    Style name

    Click on arrowhead

    Select all;

    I would select the style I wanted to change from, then move to the style I wanted to change to, and click. I could change all my style
    Bob Wall

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    Re: Style selection. (Word Xp)

    Hi Bob,

    To a not dissimilar question (although involving a long document) in one of the MS newsgroups, MVP Shauna Kelly answered :-

    "I think that this is buggy. My observation is that if you've ticked Tools | Options | Edit | Keep Track of Formatting, then the
    Styles and Formatting pane generally recognizes the use of styles in the document. If it's un-ticked, then Word generally (not
    always) reports that you haven't used the style.

    However, my observation is that Word's count of the number of instances of use of a style is unreliable. It seems to start
    re-counting every time the document is re-paginated. And for a big document, if you're editing in Print Layout view, then it
    re-paginates a lot. So its count might never have reached the end of the document before it has to start again!

    Also, bear in mind that if you set Show to be "Styles in Use", Word lists all styles that have ever been used in this document, even
    if they're not in use now.

    So maybe experiment with different settings of Keep Track of Formatting. And try changing the settings under "Show" in the Styles
    and Formatting Task Pane. And don't rely on the count.

    If your aim is to select all the text in a certain style, or with certain formatting, use the Edit | Find dialog and tick Highlight
    All Items Found In. This seems to be more reliable."

    Regards.

    Ed

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    Re: Style selection. (Word Xp)

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    I did as you suggested, with no luck. I did have the

    | Options | Edit | Keep Track of Formatting

    ticked. So, I cleared the tick mark. I still had the same problem.
    So, I went back and ticked it again to enter the tick. I tried it again, and the problem was gone. Now I can select all fifty instances of a style, and change all fifty instances to another style with another click.

    Isn
    Bob Wall

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