Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Deleting a Large Number of Styles.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 13, 2014)
Daniel has a problem that many people may face from time to time. He gets documents from others in his office, and they often contain a large number of styles that he needs to delete. Deleting a large number of styles one at a time is a real pain, so he is looking for a way to delete a large number of styles all at once.
The easiest way to do this is to use a behind-the-scenes tool called the Organizer. Follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Styles tab of the Organizer.
Remember that some built-in styles (such as Normal) cannot be deleted from the list of styles.
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