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: Quickly Copying Styles.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 23, 2014)
You can quickly copy styles from one document to another by the following technique:
You should note that this technique assumes the style is not already defined in both documents. If it is, the style will not be copied into the second document, but the paragraph, when pasted, assumes the attributes of the style already defined in the second document.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (13215) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Quickly Copying Styles.
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