Globally changing word styles?

Subject: Globally changing word styles?
From: "Van Boening, Tammy" <tammy -dot- vanboening -at- Fiserv -dot- com>
To: <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 09:07:39 -0600


My group has inherited tons and tons of Word docs written in a very old
version of Word. I have Word 2003 on Windows XP2. I am able to open the
Word documents just fine. They are a mix of styles and overridden
Normal. Eventually, we want to get these documents converted to
Framemaker for use in ePublisher. (I know ePublisher converts Word, but
our internal standard is Framemaker with ePublisher.) For now, we are
tasked with getting these cleaned up and serviceable so that we can they
aren't a one-off, but lend themselves to reuse and easier conversion. My
first task is to get the paragraph styles we use in Framemaker and the
styles used in these Word documents in synch. For example, we have a
HeadLev1 paragraph style in our Framemaker templates so I want to take
all the Heading 1 styles in these Word documents and get them converted
to HeadLev1. Is there a way to globally change styles in Word like you
can globally change paragraph tags in Framemaker? Right now, I am using
the very labor intensive process of selecting all of one kind of style
and then one-by-one manually changing each selection. Ugh - for the
volume of documents that I have inherited, this really isn't the way I
want to go, but . . .



Tammy L. Van Boening
Senior Technical Writer
Fiserv Insurance Solutions
Property and Casualty Division
tammy -dot- vanboening -at- fiserv -dot- com
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