Re: Basing Word styles on Normal or Body Text?

Subject: Re: Basing Word styles on Normal or Body Text?
From: Doc <doc -at- vertext -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 14:03:10 -0400

On Tue, 13 May 2003 11:29:09 -0600, afargas -at- condor -dot- nrl -dot- navy -dot- mil wrote:
>I was wondering if most of you who use MS Word base your other
>important paragraph styles on Normal, on Body Text, or no other style?

Being of a somewhat simplistic (read lazy) frame of mind and, since I
often transfer documents in and out of Word, I never use Normal. Heck,
I stay about as far from normal as I possibly can in all things.

What I do, if you're interested, is set up my style sheets with two
styles that I never use directly, ~bodybase and ~headingbase. These
hold the basic settings for all the other styles in that sheet. So all
body/list text is based on ~bodybase. By changing that one style, I
can modify most of the characteristics of the dependent styles, or at
least see where they need to be fixed.

This lets me modify derivative style sheets with a minimum of font
fondling. The habit of font fondling, as Andrew will be eager to tell
you, is anathema.

The VerText Company
South Hamilton, MA

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