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    Styles carried over from 1 doc 2 another (WORD2003)

    Hi

    I have a strange problem. I have got TWO template - Template 1 font for all styles is ARIAL while Template 2 font is VERDANA. This is the only change apart from slightly different headers and footers.

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    WORD2003: When I copy from the old template to the new template - all the styles are carried forward, i.e. they are all ARIAL. Even if I only copy a paragraph it still copies over the styles.

    WORD2000:When I copy from the old template to the new template - all the styles are now VERDANA (woo hoo!). This is how I would have expected it to work for all versions of WORD.

    So why the difference? I would expect it to use the styles based on the template and not carry forward from old document.

    Can anyone shed any light on this? Has anyone seen this before?

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    Re: Styles carried over from 1 doc 2 another (WORD2003)

    Are you sure that the formatting is that of the paragraph style, and not a character style or directly applied formatting? The behavior you describe for Word 2000 is the "universal" behavior for all versions, although Word 2002 and later may display a "paste options" smart tag that lets you decide how to copy formatting.

    See Why does text change format when I copy it into another document in Microsoft Word?

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    Re: Styles carried over from 1 doc 2 another (WORD2003)

    Thanks for the reponse Hans.

    Yes - it is definitely paragraph formatting. Something like, Heading1, Heading2, Normal,Bullet etc. Same styles defined in both templates but the font has changed from Arial to Verdana. BTW: I am doing this under VB in a macro. Althoug, just copy and paste bears the same result.

    Thanks for link. Will look into it.

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    Re: Styles carried over from 1 doc 2 another (WORD2003)

    I cannot reproduce the behaviour you describe in Word 2003. If Document 1 and Document 2 both contain a style A (whether it is a built-in style or a custom style), text formatted with style A in Document 1 takes on the formatting of style A in Document 2 when it is copied from Document 1 to Document 2.

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