How to remove styles from the list in Word's formatting bar???
Thread poster: Patricia Rosas

Patricia Rosas  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 13:30
Spanish to English
+ ...
Jun 20, 2009

I'm under a tight deadline to format a bunch of files. I've been using the style window that is the formatting bar. But as people are sending me their files, it seems that their normal is overriding mine. Now, that tool bar feature is useless because their are hundreds of options for formatting (accumulated from numerous files that I'm receiving).

I went to Tools-->Templates and tried using the Organizers to erase things, which it did, but all the options are still in the window in the formatting bar.

I also tried going to Formatting-->Styles and Formatting. But I can only delete one style item at a time, and since there are 100's, that isn't a viable option.

Can someone help please? I'm DESPERATE!!

Thanks,
Patricia


 

francishunger
Local time: 22:30
English to German
organize stylesheet Jun 20, 2009

Dear Patricia,

you are already right at the right menu point "Organize Stylesheets". You can select multiple styles by holding down the following keys while selecting the stylles with your mouse

PC
Control Key for selecting single files
Shift Key for selecting all files between the first and the last selected which holding the key (allows you to select really many files)

Mac
Apple Key for selecting single files
Shift Key for selecting all files between the first and the last selected which holding the key (allows you to select really many files)

Hope it helps

best

Francis

[Edited at 2009-06-20 22:41 GMT]


 

RieM  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:30
English to Japanese
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"clear formatting" Jun 20, 2009

Hi Patricia,

Even though you delete styles in the Organiser, the style names all show up as long as they are referred within the document. So...

*Please make a copy of your document FIRST*. I'm not 100 % sure the following step will guarantee what you intend to do.

Assuming you've already deleted unwanted styles in the Organizer (left pane)

Option 1: The following step make EVETYTHING refer to Normal, and styles you deleted in the left window (organizer) should disappear.

1. Select all (Ctrl + A)
2. Under the Styles list, select "Clear Formatting".

Option 2: This does not make the unwanted styles to disappear immediately, but you can reapply a desired style correctly.

1. Click the text (you don't have to highlight it) you would like to change the style of.
2. Select "Clear Formatting" and then click the style you would like to apply.

Also, if you would like to use your "Normal style" and not the normal attached to the document you are working on, before taking the step above, go back to the Organizer, select Normal under "normal.dot" pane, and click the Copy button.

Rie


 

Patricia Rosas  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 13:30
Spanish to English
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
thank you, Rie and Francis... Jun 23, 2009

Still haven't figured it out. I actually deleted all my normal.dots, but the renewed normal.dot rapidly began picking up styles. Fortunately, that job is behind me!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!


 

Rodrigo Castillo H.
Chile
Local time: 16:30
English to Spanish
Filter styles in the Styles and Formatting panel Jun 24, 2009

Hi Patricia,

Maybe you could try the option to show only styles used in the document. There's a drop-down menu at the bottom of the Styles and Formatting panel where you can select what styles to show in the list.

I hope that helps.


 


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