Questions tagged [styles]

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Styles not updating to instance documents from master template

I have a master styles .dotx file which is attached to all of my .docx instance documents. 'Automatically update document styles' is ticked. I have modified the Table Of Contents (TOC) styles so that ...
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Word Import/Export Styles: How to Preserve “Always Hide”

I'm able to successfully import and styles from one file to another except for this: The "Always Hide" attribute of built-in styles is not preserved. Is there a way to set this in Word or a macro to ...
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In Microsoft® Word 2019 MSO (16.0.12730.20188) 64-bit — The colour of Headings 1/2/3 …styles is not showing

In Microsoft® Word 2019 MSO (16.0.12730.20188) 64-bit -- The colour of Heading 1 /2/3 ...styles that I assigned - Red - is not showing. I tried Modify Style but colours are NOT assigned. Other ...
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Headings don't collapse in MS Word

I am using Office 365. I have styled a document with body text, Heading One, Heading Two etc. I want to be able just to see the Heading Ones. I click right click the Heading One and then Expand/...
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How to reset all styles to MS Word defaults?

My document was imported from LibreOffice Writer and has styles defined from that: How do I restore them all to the MS Word defaults? I'm using Word 2016
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Delete or create Excel cell cell style group

In Excel, the built-in cell styles are grouped. There is "Good, Bad and Neutral", "Data and Model", "Themed Cell Styles", etc: Is there a way to interact with these groups? Like, can I delete an ...
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Pasted text loses paragraph spacing in Word document

I have Microsoft Office 365 and use the desktop version of Word on my Windows 10 laptop to edit local files. I have a one hundred-and-thirty-page Microsoft Word document with several custom paragraph ...
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How to create a Paragraph Style which only impacts certain Properties of the Paragraph

Using MSWord 2010. I want to apply character font, Italic and background via borders to the whole paragraph without having to select all characters of the paragraph. In other words, I want to place my ...
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How can I have spacing between tables and text when regular body paragraphs are not space separated (just indented)?

Sometimes, I use paragraphs without special spacing between them and just indent the first line. There does not seem to be a straightforward way to keep spaces between a table and the previous or ...
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MS Word Mac 16.34 How to paste into multiple table rows and assume the style previously there

I have 4 short (one or two word) paragraphs that I want to paste into a 1x4 table. For purpose of populating the following pages that have {styleref} tags, it's important that each cell keeps the ...
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LibreOffice Writer: How to rapidly set some text to SMALL CAPS?

In LibreOffice Writer, whenever I need to transform some text to SMALL CAPS, I go through these steps: Select the excerpt that I need in Small Caps; Right-click on it and choose Character > ...
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Create character text-style that does not override color?

This question is very similar to this one: Word 2010: Create a Style without a font color But it is for a different version of word, and none of the answers given at the linked post solved the issue....
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How to copy formatted text into Word 365 without importing the Styles

I have an old Word 365 document with too many styles in the gallery. I am copying all the content into a new template with new Styles. Regardless of how I paste it, the old styles still appear in the ...
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What's the purpose of 'New documents based on this template', if you don't need it to create templates?

Word 2019's Normal.dotm has no coloured styles. So I coloured, and thereby changed, multiple styles of my current .docx. I fancy them to appear by default on future .docx. I'd save my current ...
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MS Word: Proactively assign a specific style to all cross-references?

I found this great question/answer on retroactively applying a specific style to all cross-references in a document, but is there a way to define a cross-reference style proactively so that every time ...
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MS Word: remove “page break before” for one instance of heading?

I've got a heading level where I want a page break before each new section except for two instances of about a hundred. I'd like to avoid creating a new heading style for these exceptions. Is it ...
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Different default Style Set for new emails and to notes in new contacts, appointments and tasks of Microsoft Outlook

I formatted a Microsoft Outlook 365 email in my PC the way I want all new emails to be formatted by default. (An example of such settings: The left and right margins were set to 3 cm.) Then, I saved ...
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Microsoft Word: add style to gallery from VBA code

I import an HTML document into Microsoft Word for further processing. Some paragraphs in my HTML document are formatted with a class from the linked CSS like this: <p class="section_title">...
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Microsoft Word: apply style to HTML tags with a given class

I have an HTML document I am importing into Microsoft Word for the further processing. Some paragraphs in my HTML document are formatted with a class from the linked CSS, for example: <p class="...
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Word 2007 make hyperlink style show in headings

In one of my templates I need to have my hyperlink style show in headings. I am using ms built in heading styles (modified). The styles are applied to text, not paragraphs (by omitting the last ...
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How to switch Windows 10 icon text shadows on/off?

After a recent update icon titles on the Windows 10 desktop have shadows. Some users find the text harder to read with shadows. Does anybody know how/where to switch them off?
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Automatic intro pages via chapter styles in Word

I'm currently working at a template Word document for some documentation. I would like to automatically generate some kind of intro page in my header 1 style. Unfortunately, I found no way to do this....
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Multilevel List in Header Style destroy my Table of Contents layout

I have a problem with my custom table of contents layout: I want a multilevel numbering like 1.1 in my header styles, but not in my TOC. So I define 2 different multilevel lists, with the layout I ...
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Organizing styles in Microsoft Word

I have a collection of Word documents being used for data capture, using styles to mark the text up as hints to a parser. (A bespoke tool would be better, but the editing facilities and Interop ...
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Numbering Styles in Outlook

Hi I've created numbering styles in Word and want to use the same styles in emails in Outlook. Have done this and it is working well, but we have a problem that when we send the email it strips the ...
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How do I remove the colored area on top of a docx file?

I am using Office Word 2016. There is a colored area on top of every page for a docx file and I'm trying to remove it but couldn't. Here is the download link for that file, it's a resume template. ...
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Why does “Update to Match Selection” change the selection in Word?

In Word on OSX, I'm trying to update a style. Here's how I usually do it: I select a paragraph I select the style from the style sidebar I modify the paragraph I select the paragraph again I select ...
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When I'm using a list outline in Word, I want to change what style gets used when I backspace once

I think this is the right exchange for this. I've got an outline for a policy document I'm drafting. When I'm typing the name of a particular heading, if I hit enter, I want the next line to be the ...
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Microsoft Word - How to reduce text size in all styles

Using Microsoft Word for Mac 2016, I want to reduce the size for every style by one increment. For example, Heading 1, Heading 2, and Normal default to 16, 13, and 12 respectively. I would like them ...
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How do I create an absolutely new Word 2013 or 2019 template from scratch

I recall that it was quite easily doable using old Word versions, but with Word 2013 or 2019 (both Professional Pro), I would have no idea where to begin. The most promising .dotx file is named Basic ...
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How to force figures and legends to the next page if there is not enough space on the current page, swapping with the next paragraph?

I am writing my thesis and this structure of styles are common in my .docx file (each line represents one paragraph): Using style named "Main text": main text 1, paragraph break (Using style named "...
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Word Organizer does not copy style indentation or hanging indent correctly

When I use the import/export organizer to copy certain Word styles, it changes the indent and hanging indent when copying. For instance: Indent: Left: 0", Hanging: 1.25" changes to Indent: Left: 0....
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How to import Notepad++ style configuration into VSCode?

I found the stylers.model.xml file in Notepad++, but unsure how to proceed from there. Dragging it into AppData/Local/Programs/Microsoft VS Code/resources/app/extensions inside a theme-npp folder ...
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Add bold, italize or underline to be a part of a style in MS Word

I am trying to create a new style in Word, say 'My style'. But when I bold, italize or underline a word or sentence in that style, it appears as a new style 'My style (with para space) + Bold'. Is ...
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Copying style and formatting from one Word document to another

I was given two Word documents. One of them is pure text with tables and formulas, another is formatted with list of content, headers, footers and so on... Now, I need to make my first document look ...
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MS Excel: How do you modify the default hyperlink color?

I have an existing "dark mode" Excel template, which I created one year ago. I don't remember exactly how I created the template, because it's been so long - but I think I simply modified the normal ...
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Microsoft Word 2013 ignores language setting for footnotes

I have: Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013 English on Windows 10 Professional English, but I am editing texts in Polish. I have permanently changed Footnote Text-style's language to Polish, ...
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How To Create a Style with a Background Color

I frequently need to create documents that include code snippets and so I wanted to create a style that would format the code snippets in order to make them stand out from the rest of the text. But ...
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Find Replace text FOO with Style “Heading 1” with <h1>Foo</h1>

I am trying to find an easy way to convert my Word documents to HTML without the awful save-as that is built in. These are structured documents (designed for our screen-reader (JAWS) users), and so ...
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Applying styles to old document with lots of problems in Word 2010

At work I frequently need to format documents that others have edited. Usually a document has been drafted by multiple people on different computers so the formatting is a mess. When I get the ...
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How to make VSCode put C# attributes on the same line as the field/property?

Currently, when I write fields/properties with an attribute I write it like this... [Serializable] public int ID { get; set } Now, when I try to reformat the code in VSCode it moves them to the next ...
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Is there any practical difference between direct formatting and character styles in Microsoft Word?

For example, what is the difference between using bold vs using the character style named Strong.
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GoldenDict does not show examples lines

Problem: Couldn't see examples for words usage in GoldenDict (very powerful and popular cross-platform dictionary). I have met this problem on Linux Mint, but it can be cross-platform. Problem core: ...
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Where may setting about last opened window style be stored?

I make an app with Nativefier, and I want it to open minimized on start. Unfortunately, not all app honor the requested style, so either using PowerShell command Start-Process -WindowStyle Minimized ...
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Sharing styles with document to print

I'm helping someone who is creating a newsletter. Their layout requirements are fairly simple, but will be best served by using some new styles to give a uniform appearance to the text. The sticking ...
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“Partial” style in Word?

I want a "partial" style in Word 2019, such that when it's applied, the text only change some of its style settings, for example font or color, while keeping all other style settings, like line ...
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A change to a LibreOffice style does not get applied to the document?

Not sure if I'm doing something wrong: I have a text document written in LibreOffice Writer (v6.0.4.2, German). The document uses only basic styles - Title, Heading 1, Text Block. Now I would expect ...
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How to change the number style language in numbering for MS Word 2010?

I have MS Word 2010 and I want to make numbering words on Arabic like this for example in one, two, three or first, second... I wanted to be in Arabic for numbing chapter in my basic language. I ...
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MS Word: Element Visible on Top or Bottom of Page Only

How can I get an element - a line, a style, or whatever - to show only if it's the first or last line on a page? Is that even possible? I don't mean how do I get an element to be absolutely ...
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How to make sure that the format of a heading is not lost after adding a heading style and the heading numbering is retained in table of content?

My paper is structured like this: 1. Introduction 2. Conceptual background 2.1. Definition 2.2. Delineate the Boundaries of the Research 2.3. Research Streams 2.4. Theoretical ...

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