Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Changing the Whole Document via Style Sets
Do you have customized styles in your Normal.dotm i le? If so, before working with Style Sets, protect your
original Normal.dotm Style Set by saving it as a unique Style Set. To do this, press Ctrl+N to create a new document
window based on Normal.dotm . Click the Design tab, and in the Document Formatting group, click the More
button to open the Style Set gallery. Click Save as a New Style Set. In the File name text box, specify a name that’s
unambiguous, such as My normal.dotm styles and then click Save.
Word stores each of its default Style Set ﬁ les in the C:\Program Files (x86)\
Microsoft Office\office15\1033\QuickStyles (32-bit version) or
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\office15\1033\QuickStyles (64-bit version)
folder, as shown in Figure 7.14. The default Style Sets are stored as Word template ( .dotx)
ﬁ les. In theory, you can apply one of the Style Sets to a blank document, modify the styles,
and then use the Save as a New Style dialog box to navigate to the folder holding the default
Style Set ﬁ les, and enter the name of one of those ﬁ les to save over it, thus modifying it. In
practice, though, leaving the default Style Set ﬁ les undisturbed and creating your own Style
Set ﬁ les gives you the choice to continue using the default styles in the future along with
your custom sets.
The default Style Sets are stored as Word template ﬁ les.