Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
[email protected] westfaire@gmail.com is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 2
Default Older styles marked as "always hidden" in Word 2007

I have a question about how Word 2007 handles styles in documents
created in a previous version of Word (specifically, Word 2000). In
playing with the new Style Gallery, I figured out how to promote
styles to the gallery or take them off, but found that Body Text
style, which I use very frequently when setting up documents, would
not appear on the gallery, even when I set it to be.

Fumbling my way down eventually into the styles task pane (which is
mostly new to me, since it doesn't exist in Word 2000) I found a
button to "Manage styles" at the bottom of the task pane. In the
dialog box it brings up, I find that many of the built-in styles I
recognize from Word 2000 are marked as "Always hidden", except for
those that Word 2007 uses by default in its gallery. I can't find any
way to change this setting. Apparently none of these older built-in
styles (including old favorites like Body Text, all of the List/List
Bullet/etc. styles, Header and Footer styles, and so on) can be added
to the Styles gallery.

I have hundreds of documents set up using styles that have been
effectively buried, unless I can find a way to change this "always
hidden" setting. Most of the Word users at my company are not savvy
about formatting with styles; if I can get the right styles in front
of their eyes and easy to access, there's a chance I can get them to
use the right styles. As it is, these styles are only accessible in
the styles task pane via several extra clicks and some digging, which
I'm afraid is just not going to happen. Even for myself, these extra
clicks are more trouble than I want to take, when the gallery is RIGHT
THERE

Is there any way to change or subvert "always hidden" on old built-in
styles?

Thanks,
Cristina Cramer

  #2   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
Jay Freedman Jay Freedman is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 9,854
Default Older styles marked as "always hidden" in Word 2007

Hi Cristina,

In the Style Manager dialog, click the Recommend tab. Select one or
more styles and click the Show button. (You can also set a higher
priority than the default "last". That affects the position of the
style in the task pane and the Quick Style gallery.)

To make the changes affect the current template, also select the
option button at the bottom, "New documents based on this template"
(This is the equivalent of the old check box "Add to template".)

When you click OK, the selected styles should appear in the Styles
task pane. Right-click it there and choose Add to Quick Style Gallery.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

On 17 Apr 2007 09:38:48 -0700, wrote:

I have a question about how Word 2007 handles styles in documents
created in a previous version of Word (specifically, Word 2000). In
playing with the new Style Gallery, I figured out how to promote
styles to the gallery or take them off, but found that Body Text
style, which I use very frequently when setting up documents, would
not appear on the gallery, even when I set it to be.

Fumbling my way down eventually into the styles task pane (which is
mostly new to me, since it doesn't exist in Word 2000) I found a
button to "Manage styles" at the bottom of the task pane. In the
dialog box it brings up, I find that many of the built-in styles I
recognize from Word 2000 are marked as "Always hidden", except for
those that Word 2007 uses by default in its gallery. I can't find any
way to change this setting. Apparently none of these older built-in
styles (including old favorites like Body Text, all of the List/List
Bullet/etc. styles, Header and Footer styles, and so on) can be added
to the Styles gallery.

I have hundreds of documents set up using styles that have been
effectively buried, unless I can find a way to change this "always
hidden" setting. Most of the Word users at my company are not savvy
about formatting with styles; if I can get the right styles in front
of their eyes and easy to access, there's a chance I can get them to
use the right styles. As it is, these styles are only accessible in
the styles task pane via several extra clicks and some digging, which
I'm afraid is just not going to happen. Even for myself, these extra
clicks are more trouble than I want to take, when the gallery is RIGHT
THERE

Is there any way to change or subvert "always hidden" on old built-in
styles?

Thanks,
Cristina Cramer

  #3   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
[email protected] westfaire@gmail.com is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 2
Default Older styles marked as "always hidden" in Word 2007

Bingo, that does the trick. Thanks very much, Jay!

Cristina Cramer



On Apr 17, 5:04 pm, Jay Freedman wrote:
Hi Cristina,

In the Style Manager dialog, click the Recommend tab. Select one or
more styles and click the Show button. (You can also set a higher
priority than the default "last". That affects the position of the
style in the task pane and the Quick Style gallery.)

To make the changes affect the current template, also select the
option button at the bottom, "New documents based on this template"
(This is the equivalent of the old check box "Add to template".)

When you click OK, the selected styles should appear in the Styles
task pane. Right-click it there and choose Add to Quick Style Gallery.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ:http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

On 17 Apr 2007 09:38:48 -0700, wrote:



I have a question about how Word 2007 handles styles in documents
created in a previous version of Word (specifically, Word 2000). In
playing with the new Style Gallery, I figured out how to promote
styles to the gallery or take them off, but found that Body Text
style, which I use very frequently when setting up documents, would
not appear on the gallery, even when I set it to be.


Fumbling my way down eventually into the styles task pane (which is
mostly new to me, since it doesn't exist in Word 2000) I found a
button to "Manage styles" at the bottom of the task pane. In the
dialog box it brings up, I find that many of the built-in styles I
recognize from Word 2000 are marked as "Always hidden", except for
those that Word 2007 uses by default in its gallery. I can't find any
way to change this setting. Apparently none of these older built-in
styles (including old favorites like Body Text, all of the List/List
Bullet/etc. styles, Header and Footer styles, and so on) can be added
to the Styles gallery.


I have hundreds of documents set up using styles that have been
effectively buried, unless I can find a way to change this "always
hidden" setting. Most of the Word users at my company are not savvy
about formatting with styles; if I can get the right styles in front
of their eyes and easy to access, there's a chance I can get them to
use the right styles. As it is, these styles are only accessible in
the styles task pane via several extra clicks and some digging, which
I'm afraid is just not going to happen. Even for myself, these extra
clicks are more trouble than I want to take, when the gallery is RIGHT
THERE


Is there any way to change or subvert "always hidden" on old built-in
styles?


Thanks,
Cristina Cramer- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -



Reply
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to unmark text marked "do not check spelling"? Roughwriter Microsoft Word Help 5 May 10th 23 02:51 PM
Setting Text marked with "Do not check spelling or grammar". MatthewTap Microsoft Word Help 4 January 18th 17 07:24 AM
Text marked "do not check spelling or grammer" were skipped Lonnieberger Microsoft Word Help 7 August 7th 09 06:40 PM
What does "char" "char1" "char2" mean in styles in Word? Li Microsoft Word Help 2 September 5th 07 03:22 PM
Word 2007 view defaults to "Thumbnails" rather than "Document Map" Bruggie Microsoft Word Help 1 March 1st 07 08:19 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:14 PM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2023 Microsoft Office Word Forum - WordBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Microsoft Word"