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Default styles renaming

I have my standard styles (Word 2000) that i know i will not be able to
delete: Normal Default Paragraph Font Heading 1 Heading 2 Heading . . .etc.

In my template, I want a certain paragraph style for the first paragraph,
and a second style for paragraph 2 (with a first line indent), for example.

All okay. But I cannot rename them as Paragraph 1 and Paragraph 2 in my
Style list, instead, the styles keep saying: Normal, Normal 1, and Normal,
Normal 2, or Normal, Normal paragraph 1 or something similar. Very long
descriptions. And always seems attached to Normal, won't save my new ones
that I make.

Is there any way, please, I can rename my styles so they don't have these
very long descriptors like this? Or set up entirely new ones NOT linked to
the standard ones I can't delete? (In Quark, I can do this easily.) Thanks
for any help.
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I wonder if you're choosing "Modify" instead of "New" in the style dialog.
You should certainly be able to name the style anything you want. FWIW, I
use the built-in Body Text and Body Text First Indent for these purposes
(modified as required for specific templates).

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"AJ" wrote in message
...
I have my standard styles (Word 2000) that i know i will not be able to
delete: Normal Default Paragraph Font Heading 1 Heading 2 Heading . .

..etc.

In my template, I want a certain paragraph style for the first paragraph,
and a second style for paragraph 2 (with a first line indent), for

example.

All okay. But I cannot rename them as Paragraph 1 and Paragraph 2 in my
Style list, instead, the styles keep saying: Normal, Normal 1, and Normal,
Normal 2, or Normal, Normal paragraph 1 or something similar. Very long
descriptions. And always seems attached to Normal, won't save my new ones
that I make.

Is there any way, please, I can rename my styles so they don't have these
very long descriptors like this? Or set up entirely new ones NOT linked to
the standard ones I can't delete? (In Quark, I can do this easily.) Thanks
for any help.
--
AJ


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Default styles renaming

Gosh you make it sound a 'cinch. Thanks kindly Suzanne.
Your posts on this site have helped me often. Shall work with your
suggestions.
Best, AJ
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"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

I wonder if you're choosing "Modify" instead of "New" in the style dialog.
You should certainly be able to name the style anything you want. FWIW, I
use the built-in Body Text and Body Text First Indent for these purposes
(modified as required for specific templates).

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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all may benefit.

"AJ" wrote in message
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I have my standard styles (Word 2000) that i know i will not be able to
delete: Normal Default Paragraph Font Heading 1 Heading 2 Heading . .

..etc.

In my template, I want a certain paragraph style for the first paragraph,
and a second style for paragraph 2 (with a first line indent), for

example.

All okay. But I cannot rename them as Paragraph 1 and Paragraph 2 in my
Style list, instead, the styles keep saying: Normal, Normal 1, and Normal,
Normal 2, or Normal, Normal paragraph 1 or something similar. Very long
descriptions. And always seems attached to Normal, won't save my new ones
that I make.

Is there any way, please, I can rename my styles so they don't have these
very long descriptors like this? Or set up entirely new ones NOT linked to
the standard ones I can't delete? (In Quark, I can do this easily.) Thanks
for any help.
--
AJ



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Default styles renaming

BTW, if you want to use the built-in styles, but also prefer to use your own
alias names, Word2007 has a new option to "Hide built-in name when alternate
name exists".
Pretty nifty addition, I think! Especially for the heading styles, which can
use more descriptive names in some documents/templates (say "Heading
Section", "Heading Chapter", "Heading Subchapter" instead of "Heading 1",
"Heading 2", "Heading 3").

Klaus



"Suzanne S. Barnhill" schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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I wonder if you're choosing "Modify" instead of "New" in the style dialog.
You should certainly be able to name the style anything you want. FWIW, I
use the built-in Body Text and Body Text First Indent for these purposes
(modified as required for specific templates).

--
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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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so
all may benefit.

"AJ" wrote in message
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I have my standard styles (Word 2000) that i know i will not be able to
delete: Normal Default Paragraph Font Heading 1 Heading 2 Heading . .

.etc.

In my template, I want a certain paragraph style for the first paragraph,
and a second style for paragraph 2 (with a first line indent), for

example.

All okay. But I cannot rename them as Paragraph 1 and Paragraph 2 in my
Style list, instead, the styles keep saying: Normal, Normal 1, and
Normal,
Normal 2, or Normal, Normal paragraph 1 or something similar. Very long
descriptions. And always seems attached to Normal, won't save my new ones
that I make.

Is there any way, please, I can rename my styles so they don't have these
very long descriptors like this? Or set up entirely new ones NOT linked
to
the standard ones I can't delete? (In Quark, I can do this easily.)
Thanks
for any help.
--
AJ




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But I can imagine that the option, when enabled, would also cause some
confusion.

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"Klaus Linke" wrote in message
...
BTW, if you want to use the built-in styles, but also prefer to use

your own
alias names, Word2007 has a new option to "Hide built-in name when

alternate
name exists".
Pretty nifty addition, I think! Especially for the heading styles,

which can
use more descriptive names in some documents/templates (say "Heading
Section", "Heading Chapter", "Heading Subchapter" instead of

"Heading 1",
"Heading 2", "Heading 3").

Klaus



"Suzanne S. Barnhill" schrieb im Newsbeitrag
...
I wonder if you're choosing "Modify" instead of "New" in the style

dialog.
You should certainly be able to name the style anything you want.

FWIW, I
use the built-in Body Text and Body Text First Indent for these

purposes
(modified as required for specific templates).

--
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.

"AJ" wrote in message
...
I have my standard styles (Word 2000) that i know i will not be

able to
delete: Normal Default Paragraph Font Heading 1 Heading 2 Heading

.. .
.etc.

In my template, I want a certain paragraph style for the first

paragraph,
and a second style for paragraph 2 (with a first line indent),

for
example.

All okay. But I cannot rename them as Paragraph 1 and Paragraph 2

in my
Style list, instead, the styles keep saying: Normal, Normal 1,

and
Normal,
Normal 2, or Normal, Normal paragraph 1 or something similar.

Very long
descriptions. And always seems attached to Normal, won't save my

new ones
that I make.

Is there any way, please, I can rename my styles so they don't

have these
very long descriptors like this? Or set up entirely new ones NOT

linked
to
the standard ones I can't delete? (In Quark, I can do this

easily.)
Thanks
for any help.
--
AJ












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