is there any documentation from the MS regarding the usage of individual built-in styles that I can incorporate into SOP?
Word has a real abundance of built-in styles. I guess a lot of them is there for some arcane and compatibility reasons. But many of them must be there for immediate usage by the end user: like the
Heading 1 style.
Of course, one can always create a new style whenever one needs to, and never caring about the build-in styles. But then one forgoes the nice magic behind changing the style set, and maintainability of the formatting, when someone else will try to use it.
All Word tutorials I can find, clearly state the purpose of the
Heading X family of styles. And this is the end of what I can learn on this matter. I can't even see a consensus about what style to use for "normal" paragraph.
What is the use of the styles
List Continue X? They don't contain any numbering scheme, and by default a list continues the previous list based on the same numbering scheme (at least in Word 2007).
What is the intended use of the
Captionstyle? The font size is rather small. Is it intended as a manual footnote text?
What is the use of the
List Paragraphstyle? (Note: it doesn't contain any numbering scheme attached to it). Is it intended to use as in the
descriptionenvironment in LaTeX)?
What is the difference in usage between those paragraph styles:I've made it a separate question Which style to use for simple paragraph text in Word?
Normal (applied to an object),
Normal (applied within a table),
Body Text 2,
Body Text 3?
To narrow down the hunt, I've assumed, that the only styles that are intended for direct use are those, that are included in the default
Style set. But still, the default style set on Word 2007 contains 136 styles... To further narrow down the list, I've cross-referenced them with the list of 132 styles mentioned by the
WdBuiltinStyle enumeration. This way I've come to this list of 52 distinct styles:
<Style name> <Type> <WdBuiltinStyle> Heading 1 Paragraph wdStyleHeading1 Heading 2 Paragraph wdStyleHeading2 Heading 3 Paragraph wdStyleHeading3 Heading 4 Paragraph wdStyleHeading4 Heading 5 Paragraph wdStyleHeading5 Heading 6 Paragraph wdStyleHeading6 Heading 7 Paragraph wdStyleHeading7 Heading 8 Paragraph wdStyleHeading8 Heading 9 Paragraph wdStyleHeading9 TOC 1 Paragraph wdStyleTOC1 TOC 2 Paragraph wdStyleTOC2 TOC 3 Paragraph wdStyleTOC3 TOC 4 Paragraph wdStyleTOC4 TOC 5 Paragraph wdStyleTOC5 TOC 6 Paragraph wdStyleTOC6 TOC 7 Paragraph wdStyleTOC7 TOC 8 Paragraph wdStyleTOC8 TOC 9 Paragraph wdStyleTOC9 Caption Paragraph wdStyleCaption Title Paragraph wdStyleTitle Default Paragraph Font Character wdStyleDefaultParagraphFont Subtitle Paragraph wdStyleSubtitle Strong Character wdStyleStrong Emphasis Character wdStyleEmphasis Light Shading Table wdStyleTableLightShading Light List Table wdStyleTableLightList Light Grid Table wdStyleTableLightGrid Medium Shading 1 Table wdStyleTableMediumShading1 Medium Shading 2 Table wdStyleTableMediumShading2 Medium List 1 Table wdStyleTableMediumList1 Medium List 2 Table wdStyleTableMediumList2 Medium Grid 1 Table wdStyleTableMediumGrid1 Medium Grid 2 Table wdStyleTableMediumGrid2 Medium Grid 3 Table wdStyleTableMediumGrid3 Dark List Table wdStyleTableDarkList Colorful Shading Table wdStyleTableColorfulShading Colorful List Table wdStyleTableColorfulList Colorful Grid Table wdStyleTableColorfulGrid Light Shading Accent 1 Table wdStyleTableLightShadingAccent1 Light List Accent 1 Table wdStyleTableLightListAccent1 Light Grid Accent 1 Table wdStyleTableLightGridAccent1 Medium Shading 1 Accent 1 Table wdStyleTableMediumShading1Accent1 Medium Shading 2 Accent 1 Table wdStyleTableMediumShading2Accent1 Medium List 1 Accent 1 Table wdStyleTableMediumList1Accent1 List Paragraph Paragraph wdStyleListParagraph Quote Paragraph wdStyleQuote Intense Quote Paragraph wdStyleIntenseQuote Subtle Emphasis Character wdStyleSubtleEmphasis Intense Emphasis Character wdStyleIntenseEmphasis Subtle Reference Character wdStyleSubtleReference Intense Reference Character wdStyleIntenseReference Book Title Character wdStyleBookTitle
So when you limit your document to the build-in styles, changing the style set affects only those 52 styles.
I would append to this list the following built-in styles, which are absent in the Scheme, so the formatting is (regrettably) unchanged when you apply the scheme (that is the part that is unique to those styles and is independent from any possible base styles):
Endnote Reference Character wdStyleEndnoteReference Endnote Text Paragraph wdStyleEndnoteText Footer Paragraph wdStyleFooter Footnote Reference Character wdStyleFootnoteReference Footnote Text Paragraph wdStyleFootnoteText Hyperlink Character wdStyleHyperlink Macro Text Paragraph wdStyleMacroText