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Re: How to clean up the mess: finally creating a template after 4 yrs of writing documents (Word)
Subject:Re: How to clean up the mess: finally creating a template after 4 yrs of writing documents (Word) From:linda_sims -at- vanguard -dot- com To:SB <sylvia -dot- braunstein -at- gmail -dot- com>, " TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Mon, 14 Apr 2008 11:10:02 -0400
You might try MegaReplacer, from Editorium. You'd have to know the names
of which styles have to be replaced and the names of the replacing styles.
I've heard good things about it (never used it, but people on the Word-PC
list love it).
Sylvia Braunstein wrote on 04/14/2008 10:03:14 AM:
> My colleague suggested that I present a more detailed view of the
> Hi all,
> RE: How to clean up the mess: finally creating a template after 4 yrs of
> writing documents (Word)
> I have a customer who has been writing Word documents for the last four
> years, and I guess there are now about a 100 documents, but they never
> got around to making a template. The documents themselves are
> quite nicely formatted using local styling (i.e., not local formatting
> local styling: styles have been created/used in the document), however
> is a significant amount of inconsistency in the naming of the styles. I
> a wild guess that about 50% of the total set of styles defined in all
> documents is a 'core', common set of styles, used by all documents, and
> about 25% of the styles are used in some documents but not in others
> the same styling is implemented but with different style names), and the
> remaining 25% are just custom 'garbage' styles that are not used even in
> document in which they are defined.
> The only solution would seem to be that we laboriously go over all the
> documents and we identify all "duplicate" styles and select one of the
> names as being the "real name" and renaming all the other styles in
> respective document to that single, real name. However this would take a
> very long time.
> I would be interested to hear if others have had experience of such a
> request and/or suggestions as to how to handle this.
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