Re: Word Headings

Subject: Re: Word Headings
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:55:03 -0700

On 3/26/2013 8:10 AM, Tony Chung wrote:

From Word 2007 onward you can only hide built in styles from display. Then
you will also want to make sure the shortcut keys for Heading 3 and Heading
4 automatically set Heading 2.

Word 2003 and previous allowed a hack of sorts: Save the document as RTF.
Then open the document in a good text editor (not notepad). Find te block
of code that defines the styles, and delete the ones you don't want. With
some practice you can get really good at it.

You sure know how to hack. Margaret explained how to hide styles in 2003. Word 2010 is a little different. Open the Styles pane (Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S or click the "open" arrow in the ribbon - yuck), click the Manage Styles icon, open the "Restrict" tab (you're losing me Word), styles are set to "Hide Until Used," select each style to restrict (or multi-select with the shift key), and restrict the styles. Then select "Limit formatting to permitted styles." Enter a password if necessary or just click OK and the styles are gone from the display. There is an option to make this change for only the current document or for all new documents.

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