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Can anyone tell me how to copy styles from one word (2010) document to another? Seemed like a very obvious thing but is apparantly not.

Also, is there a command, script that I can run against a word 2010 document (source) which has the styles that I want to copy to a new word 2010 document (destination) that does not have those styles. I want to do this copy from one source document to a number of destination documents in one step.

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For Word 2003: office.microsoft.com/en-gb/word-help/… –  Tomas Aug 15 '13 at 9:50

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The method is as follows:

  1. Developer tab.

  2. Click Document Template.

  3. Click Attach to navigate to the target document or template.

  4. Once back in the Templates and Add-ins dialog, click to enable Automatically update document styles.

  5. Click OK.

Note: if the Developer tab is missing, choose Office button - Word Options - Popular tab, and click to enable "Show Developer tab in the ribbon".

Source: http://www.wordbanter.com/showthread.php?t=104074

Hope this helps.

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I need to save the style into another dotx it seems, by following your suggestion. Ideally, I would want to transfer the style directly to the document I am working on rather than work onthe newly created dotx. –  Regmi Sep 24 '12 at 18:20
    
Updated the answer with the method. –  Ryan Adams Sep 24 '12 at 18:35

I've found that the easiest way to do this within Word is to open the new document (that you want to import the style to).

To do this, first open the Styles Window (Alt+Ctrl+Shift+S), and click on Manage Styles.
At the bottom of the Manage Styles window is Import/Export....
You can then choose another file by closing your normal.dotm file, and using Open File to select file with style(s), then copying the required styles across.

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This also works for Word 2013. –  robyaw Apr 22 at 11:54
    
Thanks. I believe it also worked for 2007, but can't prove it at the moment. –  Jeeva Apr 25 at 9:36

I think there is another simple method to do this like I always did. If your Styles is in Document A, open Document A and ‘save as’ to another name such as Document B. Your Styles now will be available in Document B. Delete ‘old content’ in Document B and copy your new manuscript into Document B and apply the Styles to your text. I think that should be ok. :)

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