Re; Word formatting to styles

Subject: Re; Word formatting to styles
From: Iain Harrison <iharrison -at- SCT -dot- CO -dot- UK>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 10:19:43 GMT

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.

...

> 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?

If the formatting is consistent, you can easily do it fairly automatically
- just search for the character formatting, and do a global replace with a
style, which you can format as you like.

If the formatting is not consistent, there is no satisfactory way to do it
automatically in any program, but you could return the whole document and
let a formatting wizard loose on it. This is a last ditch solution, but
may be worth a try.

Iain Harrison
iharrison -at- sct -dot- co -dot- uk


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