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    Styles Copier in WOrd (2002)

    I have created 10 styles on the that I use for all documention that I type however I sometimes need these styles for other documents created by others. I go to Organizer and use Style copier to copy from the to relevant document but although the styles show they are not accurate. There is always a problem with indenting of formatting even though the original styles are perfect.
    Any help on this would be appreaciated.

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    Re: Styles Copier in WOrd (2002)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    Does it help if you remove directly applied paragraph formatting by selecting some or all text and pressing Ctrl+Q? (Similarly, Ctrl+Spacebar removes directly applied character formatting from the selected text).

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    Re: Styles Copier in WOrd (2002)

    There is some old advice to repeat the copy three times. This arises from the fact that styles (other than Normal itself) are "based on" another style and inherit certain attributes. When you copy a style, it may "switch" from inheriting from the X style in your to the X style in the destination document. By repeating the copy, Word can update the inherited attributes to pick up the base styles that you copied the first time. At least, that's what I remember from what I've read about this. I'm not sure I would know how to go about testing it. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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