Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
Lou Lou is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1
Default Resetting Document Styles....

I have a long document that I want to start over as far as formatting.
Is there a way I can reset the formatting of it (i.e. remove all custom
formating styles and revert to Microsoft defaults).

  #2   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
Suzanne S. Barnhill Suzanne S. Barnhill is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 33,624
Default Resetting Document Styles....

If the styles have not been changed (all the formatting has been applied as
direct formatting), Ctrl+A, Ctrl+Q, Ctrl+Spacebar will do it. From your
description, though, it sounds as if custom styles are involved. You can
delete these styles, but (unless you have Word 2007, which I believe allows
you to choose which style you want substituted), the paragraphs will revert
to Normal. If you're going to get Normal, anyway, you might as well Ctrl+A,
Ctrl+Shift+N.

Wwhat I prefer to do, regardless of what sort of dog's breakfast I'm dealing
with, is strip out *all* formatting by applying the style I will be using
most (usually Body Text or Body Text First Indent), then pasting the text
into a new document based on *my* template.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Lou" wrote in message
ups.com...
I have a long document that I want to start over as far as formatting.
Is there a way I can reset the formatting of it (i.e. remove all custom
formating styles and revert to Microsoft defaults).


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
Styles reformatting the whole document Geoff Tucker Page Layout 2 June 16th 06 08:30 PM
Styles Growing Deb Page Layout 12 April 5th 06 10:56 PM
Styles not formatting properly getravel Microsoft Word Help 5 March 14th 06 05:52 AM
Style lists in the Styles and Formatting task pane Adrian Formatting Long Documents 5 March 3rd 06 08:36 PM
Various Styles get Bulleted Spontaneously on re-opening document Simone Microsoft Word Help 2 February 21st 05 03:05 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:10 AM.

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"