RE: Question about linking files to templates

Subject: RE: Question about linking files to templates
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <steeleh -at- wclc -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:26:03 -0400

Back in the era of Word 95, I learned from reading one of Woody Leonhard's books that it depended on how many paragtraphs you were pasting. If you pasted fewer than 25 paragraphs, the styles in the receiving document would be retained. If you pasted more than 25 paragraphs, the entire stylesheet of the *source* document (the one you were copying from) would be overlaid on the stylesheet of the receiving document, meaning that the formatting of any identically-tagged paragraphs could change.

However, there have been so many changes to the way Word manages styles (linked styles, linked stylesheets, ad hoc styles, etc.) that it likely that the logic of style inheritance when copying and pasting is hopelessly convoluted and impossible for mere humans to understand.

-Fred Ridder, in a cynical mood

> From: steeleh -at- wclc -dot- com
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 10:55:04 -0500
> Subject: Question about linking files to templates
> Hello all
> I have a question about templates in Word 2003.
> If files that are linked to one template (with one set of styles A) are cut and pasted into a document linked to a different template (with a similar but not identical set of styles B), will the files take on the styles of the new template (template B) or will they retain the styles of template A?
> For example, if template A has a table style that does NOT have keep with next and template B has a table style that has keep with next, will the table style be keep with next when all the files are cut and pasted into the new document (linked to template B)?

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