Dec 01 2021 06:18 PM
Dec 01 2021 06:18 PM
Hi All - Hope someone can help me with this issue. Is there a way to remove style properties?
I have inherited a template document with many styles and unfortunately other users have added properties to the default built-in styles. I would like to remove these.
Dec 01 2021 11:33 PM
If you want to remove the styles, you can't as built-in styles can't be removed, only changed.
You can do, however, a 'mass update' if you don't want to do it one by one importing the styles from a document where you like the way the styles look.
I hope this helps.
P.S.: I recommend working on a copy of your document, or make a back-up copy, in case you needed to revert back to what you had.
Dec 02 2021 01:10 AM
Dec 02 2021 01:22 AM
Dec 02 2021 07:32 AMSolution
Often, "restyling" a document that you have inherited from someone else will require a lot of work.
What you can do is try the following: Create a new, blank document with the desired styles. Import the existing content (of your inherited document) via the Insert File dialog box. (To open the dialog box, go to the Insert tab, click the arrow on the Object button and finally click Text from File.)
Dec 03 2021 01:18 AM
Dec 08 2021 12:44 AM
OK, so the suggestion Stefan and I posted, using the import, will not help you.
In that case, you need to truly go style by style and reset/change the style properties manually. Use the 'Modify' button in the Style pane for each style.
I still think that Stefan's suggestion or mine is less work in the end, but we all need to use what is suitable for us individually.
Dec 29 2021 09:40 AM
My problem is that I am moving my work from a Mac, Big Sur, to Win 10. Too many OSX Word 365 Issues. (bugs, severely reduced functionality)
Years of docs created under Word 2011 & 365 have a multitude of individual styles for each instance of specific text formatting in each doc, on the Mac, are not shown unless desired.
Win 10 Word 365 does not allow the disabling of the showing of these in the Styles panel.
1. apple styles that are not used are shown in list
2. there are many styles that have the same style but are not built-in
Solution, upgrade Win 10 Word 365 to show only built-in, as is in OSX. :sparkling_heart:
I started to write vba code to do this but: its been 10 years since I have done the type of code required and I am too old to do it again. And would still be left with the individual styles that are not built-in.
PS, I was on a level 1 session for too long, an hour or more, before I was given this link.
Level 1's need to be aware of this problem.
Jan 03 2022 11:54 AM
I recommend that you start an entirely new thread instead of posting a reply in an existing thread. That way, your question will receive more attention.
Jan 03 2022 08:36 PM
Jan 04 2022 03:39 AM
Yes, I'm Swedish and working in Sweden, as a lecturer of Swedish. :)