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I've configured a small number of styles which are working just fine, but I'm wanting to create a new style based on an existing style where the new style can be applied to the selected words, but I can't see anything that could help me with this?

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You probably need to create Character Style instead of Paragraph Style. If you need to inherit it from an existing Paragraph Style, use Linked style type.

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Excellent - thank you. :) – R4D4 Oct 31 '11 at 13:26

im not sure about word 2010 but the word 2011 version on the mac has a 'styles...' under format where you can create a new style by clicking the new button. In the new style dialog there is an option box called style based on... you can choose from every style that has already been made. hope this was what you were asking.

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