Office XP Tweaks - Seeing Which Styles are in Use

Formatting your document with styles is a great way to have all the proper spacing, fonts, tab stops, and so forth changed automatically. But sometimes you may look at a document created by somebody else and have no idea what all the styles in use are.

There's a little trick in Word 2000 for viewing the styles in use in a document. Go to Tools, Options and click the View tab. Under Outline And Normal Options, enter a number in the Style Area Width box (around .5 inches should do it) and click OK. You'll now see the styles in use along the left of the screen when you view your document in Normal or Outline view (see picture 1).

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Lex van der Horst

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