RE: Word ~ Apply Styles To Existing DOCs

Subject: RE: Word ~ Apply Styles To Existing DOCs
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 12:01:56 -0400

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> Subject: Word ~ Apply Styles To Existing DOCs
>
> 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:
>
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> ------
>
> [image: Hide]Attach a different template to the active
> document<http://office.microsoft.com/assistance/hfws.aspx?AssetId=HP051
> 892729990&lcid=1033&CTT=1&origin=EC001022722&queryid=ad0cb423%2D86ca%2D
> 4e6a%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=HP05189
> 2729990&lcid=1033&CTT=1&origin=EC001022722&queryid=ad0cb423%2D86ca%2D4e
> 6a%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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