Re: Word Format Overrides

Subject: Re: Word Format Overrides
From: Peggy Schillinger <peggys -at- STLNET -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 1996 13:40:45 -0600

M. Dannenberg wrote:

> Hi.

> Although I do most serious work in Frame, I sometimes have to descend
> into the murky depths of Word. Now I've come across a problem that made
> me think that Word is even more crap than I ever thought possible.
> [snip]
> What I would like to do
> is remove all that manual formatting on a global basis, i.e. without
> having to go to each paragraph individually and having to reassign the
> style.

> Am I missing something here, is there an official way to do it? Any
> ideas? Macros? Or what?


IMO, Word isn't a piece of crap and you are missing something. All you
have to do is remove the directly applied formatting; the text reverts
to the formats imposed by the styles. To do this:

Select the document with Ctrl+A.
Remove directly applied paragraph formats with Ctrl+Q.
Remove directly applied character formats with Ctrl+Spacebar.

If the original author did not use styles at all and applied all the
formatting directly, then - yes - you will need to assign styles to the

Regards....Peggy Schillinger

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