by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 10, 2014)
Styles allow you to provide patterns for how text should appear within your document. Styles can be defined for particular documents, or they can be collected together and stored in templates (which can, in turn, be associated with a document).
As you work with a document or a template, the number of styles you use can grow rapidly. At some time you may want to delete styles, rename them, or copy them from a one template or document to another. The easiest way to perform these tasks is by using the Organizer.
To use the Organizer to manage your styles, follow these general steps:
Figure 1. The Styles tab of the Organizer.
A couple of caveats should be mentioned. The style lists for a particular document or template represent the styles in use in that file. This could, of course, include any of Word's predefined styles. (Such as Heading 1 through Heading 9.) You can select these styles and easily copy, delete, or rename them. If you rename them, your new name is simply appended to the end of the built-in style name. If you delete them, it appears that they disappear, but the next time you open the template or document, the style will reappear. In other words—you cannot use the Organizer to delete Word's predefined styles.
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