Is there a way to create a Style that doesn't have a font color. The text that I want to apply the font to is already colored (different colors depending on the word), I just want they style to have the font size and background.
Although this is quite old but today I faced same issue & following is the solution (working in Word-2010):
Caution: Select Complete Paragraph including all the Paragraph marks associated with it.
I faced similar issue. During Copy/Paste & Applying the Style, sometimes Text color was changed & sometimes it was NOT. Answer of Dave Becker & Following Link helped me resolving this issue:
Styles were a big breakthrough in efficient document production in the early versions of Word, but it has gotten so complicated as to be more trouble than it is worth for most users.
In the style definition, there is a setting for "Style Based On" and one for "Style Type" -
Here you see two default styles built-in to Word 2007. Both have the font color set to blue. Here is the results of applying those styles to text where words have been individually colored:
As you can see, when the "Style Type" is "Linked" and "Style based on" is set to the Normal paragraph style, the color attribute of the style does not override any individual word colors. "Style Type" set to Character and "Style Based On" set to Default Paragraph Font DOES override individual colors.
When you define your own style you'll have choices for "Style Type" as shown here:
You should be able to get what you want by choosing Linked for "Style Type" and Normal for "Style Based On" in the style definition.