special styles for a document



Jeff
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
This is a rather basic question, but I do not know the answer to it. I'm
using Word 2002 from Office XP.

I am in the early stages of writing what will be a long document (400+
pages) for which I want special style definitions (Headings formats, etc.).
I do not plan to use these settings for any other documents. If I change the
style settings while working within that document, will they still be
available there after I save and close the document and then reopen it to
add more text, or do I need to create a special template just for that
document for the style changes to remain what I changed them to?

I vaguely remember that when I change styles in a document, Word asks me on
saving if I want to change the default template doc. I do not want these
changes for the default document template, just for this one.

Thanks.

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Jeff Stevens
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Anne Troy
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
No need, Jeff. The styles are saved right in your document. :)
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"Jeff" <jeff@phony.com> wrote in message
news:%23Rt18MbfFHA.4008@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> This is a rather basic question, but I do not know the answer to it. I'm
> using Word 2002 from Office XP.
>
> I am in the early stages of writing what will be a long document (400+
> pages) for which I want special style definitions (Headings formats,
etc.).
> I do not plan to use these settings for any other documents. If I change
the
> style settings while working within that document, will they still be
> available there after I save and close the document and then reopen it to
> add more text, or do I need to create a special template just for that
> document for the style changes to remain what I changed them to?
>
> I vaguely remember that when I change styles in a document, Word asks me
on
> saving if I want to change the default template doc. I do not want these
> changes for the default document template, just for this one.
>
> Thanks.
>
> --
>
> Jeff Stevens
> Email address deliberately false to avoid spam
> jeff@stevens.com
>
>
>

TF
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
Anne is correct, but maybe you should note that every time you save (and
that should be VERY frequently with a large document), you will be prompted
to save changes to the template. I would recommend that to stop this
behaviour, you create another template with a slightly different name and
create your document for that template. Then when you customise a style and
save it to the template, it won't matter!

Terry Farrell

"Jeff" <jeff@phony.com> wrote in message
news:%23Rt18MbfFHA.4008@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
: This is a rather basic question, but I do not know the answer to it. I'm
: using Word 2002 from Office XP.
:
: I am in the early stages of writing what will be a long document (400+
: pages) for which I want special style definitions (Headings formats,
etc.).
: I do not plan to use these settings for any other documents. If I change
the
: style settings while working within that document, will they still be
: available there after I save and close the document and then reopen it to
: add more text, or do I need to create a special template just for that
: document for the style changes to remain what I changed them to?
:
: I vaguely remember that when I change styles in a document, Word asks me
on
: saving if I want to change the default template doc. I do not want these
: changes for the default document template, just for this one.
:
: Thanks.
:
: --
:
: Jeff Stevens
: Email address deliberately false to avoid spam
: jeff@stevens.com
:
:
:

Jeff
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
Thank you both.

--

Jeff Stevens
Email address deliberately false to avoid spam
jeff@stevens.com



TF wrote:
> Anne is correct, but maybe you should note that every time you save
> (and that should be VERY frequently with a large document), you will
> be prompted to save changes to the template. I would recommend that
> to stop this behaviour, you create another template with a slightly
> different name and create your document for that template. Then when
> you customise a style and save it to the template, it won't matter!
>
> Terry Farrell
>
> "Jeff" <jeff@phony.com> wrote in message
> news:%23Rt18MbfFHA.4008@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> This is a rather basic question, but I do not know the answer to it.
>> I'm using Word 2002 from Office XP.
>>
>> I am in the early stages of writing what will be a long document
>> (400+ pages) for which I want special style definitions (Headings
>> formats, etc.). I do not plan to use these settings for any other
>> documents. If I change the style settings while working within that
>> document, will they still be available there after I save and close
>> the document and then reopen it to add more text, or do I need to
>> create a special template just for that document for the style
>> changes to remain what I changed them to?
>>
>> I vaguely remember that when I change styles in a document, Word
>> asks me on saving if I want to change the default template doc. I
>> do not want these changes for the default document template, just
>> for this one.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Jeff Stevens
>> Email address deliberately false to avoid spam
>> jeff@stevens.com

Charles Kenyon
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
If you are getting the question about saving changes to the template because
of style changes it is because you are telling Word make changes to the
template by checking the box in the style modification dialog. Stop doing
this.

Also make sure under Tools > Templates and Add-Ins that the checkbox for
updating styles automatically upon opening is not checked, or you will lose
any changes you make that you don't save back to your template.

http://addbalance.com/usersguide/styles.htm

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Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
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"Jeff" <jeff@phony.com> wrote in message
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> This is a rather basic question, but I do not know the answer to it. I'm
> using Word 2002 from Office XP.
>
> I am in the early stages of writing what will be a long document (400+
> pages) for which I want special style definitions (Headings formats,
> etc.). I do not plan to use these settings for any other documents. If I
> change the style settings while working within that document, will they
> still be available there after I save and close the document and then
> reopen it to add more text, or do I need to create a special template just
> for that document for the style changes to remain what I changed them to?
>
> I vaguely remember that when I change styles in a document, Word asks me
> on saving if I want to change the default template doc. I do not want
> these changes for the default document template, just for this one.
>
> Thanks.
>
> --
>
> Jeff Stevens
> Email address deliberately false to avoid spam
> jeff@stevens.com
>
>
>

Jeff
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
Thanks for the info.

--

Jeff Stevens
Email address deliberately false to avoid spam
jeff@stevens.com


"Charles Kenyon" <msnewsgroup@remove.no.spam.addbalance.com> wrote in
message news:uax5PsnfFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> If you are getting the question about saving changes to the template
> because of style changes it is because you are telling Word make changes
> to the template by checking the box in the style modification dialog. Stop
> doing this.
>
> Also make sure under Tools > Templates and Add-Ins that the checkbox for
> updating styles automatically upon opening is not checked, or you will
> lose any changes you make that you don't save back to your template.
>
> http://addbalance.com/usersguide/styles.htm
>
> --
> Charles Kenyon
>
> Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word
>
> Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
> Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide
>
> See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
> --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
> This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
> and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
> from my ignorance and your wisdom.
>
> "Jeff" <jeff@phony.com> wrote in message
> news:%23Rt18MbfFHA.4008@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> This is a rather basic question, but I do not know the answer to it. I'm
>> using Word 2002 from Office XP.
>>
>> I am in the early stages of writing what will be a long document (400+
>> pages) for which I want special style definitions (Headings formats,
>> etc.). I do not plan to use these settings for any other documents. If I
>> change the style settings while working within that document, will they
>> still be available there after I save and close the document and then
>> reopen it to add more text, or do I need to create a special template
>> just for that document for the style changes to remain what I changed
>> them to?
>>
>> I vaguely remember that when I change styles in a document, Word asks me
>> on saving if I want to change the default template doc. I do not want
>> these changes for the default document template, just for this one.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Jeff Stevens
>> Email address deliberately false to avoid spam
>> jeff@stevens.com
>>
>>
>>
>
>


special styles for a document