Word ~ Apply Styles To Existing DOCs

Subject: Word ~ Apply Styles To Existing DOCs
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 10:06:15 -0700

In Word, what's the best way to apply a new set of styles to a large set of
existing DOC files?

Should I consider first creating the styles based on an existing DOC, then
saving that file as a template? If so, then how do I apply the new template
to an existing DOC? The Help instructs me to do this:

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[image: Hide]Attach a different template to the active
document<http://office.microsoft.com/assistance/hfws.aspx?AssetId=HP051892729990&lcid=1033&CTT=1&origin=EC001022722&queryid=ad0cb423%2D86ca%2D4e6a%2Dba36%2D73403730b7e1&respos=6>

1. On the *Tools* menu, click *Templates and Add-Ins*.
2. Click *Attach*, and then select the template (template: A file or
files that contain the structure and tools for shaping such elements as the
style and page layout of finished files. For example, Word templates can
shape a single document, and FrontPage templates can shape an entire Web
site.)<http://office.microsoft.com/assistance/hfws.aspx?AssetId=HP051892729990&lcid=1033&CTT=1&origin=EC001022722&queryid=ad0cb423%2D86ca%2D4e6a%2Dba36%2D73403730b7e1&respos=6>you
want.
3. Click *Open*.

* Note * To use styles from the newly attached template, select the
*Automatically
update document styles* check box.

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Is this the best approach?

Thanks

> Chris
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