RE: Globally changing word styles?

Subject: RE: Globally changing word styles?
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: "'Van Boening, Tammy'" <tammy -dot- vanboening -at- Fiserv -dot- com>, <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 11:50:49 -0400

Go to and download the trial of MultiMacro. You can use it
to create the style in each document in a batch. Then you can use it to
change the style of elements in the next using the Find/Replace dialog box.

It's an absolutely wonderful tool. If you want to buy it, it's quite
reasonably priced, but the trial may allow you to test it on your large
project. I can't praise Jack Lyon's stuff enough. He's got lots more
goodies, too.

Bonnie Granat

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> Subject: Globally changing word styles?
> All,
> 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 . . .


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