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Default How to Restore Heading 1, Heading 2, etc. within a Word Document

Hello again,



Figured I would make a new thread for this because it's slightly different from my other question. I have been using Table of Contents styles for quite a while now. It came to my attention at some point that Word and my other pdf-creating program can only create bookmarks based off the default Heading 1, Heading 2, etc. styles in Word.

I am currently working on a template and I deleted (by right clicking and choosing Remove) most of the default style boxes from Word styles menu (I'm running Word 2010 on Windows 7 Home). I have made a lot of progress with my template, but now I would like to bring those Heading 1, Heading 2, etc. styles back into the styles menu for my current template.

Any ideas on how to achieve this? Thank you in advance for any time or assistance you can provide.

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Cross-posted at: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...nt-612564.html
and: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...d-02b53984c9a6

For cross-posting etiquette, please read: http://www.excelguru.ca/node/7
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Hi there Paul...the cross-posting etiquette link didn't open for me. I can see why some people would think it is best to only post in one place, but I think the ethics of cross-posting are debatable. Indeed, there are benefits to cross-posting (more people, more ideas, more access to those ideas for other users in the future). That and of course the practicality of the matter.

Having said that, if msofficeforums prefers, I will delete my post from the other forum, but again I'd be interested to see if I can get a response first and then share that information to other forums. That is beneficial, not harmful, to everyone in my mind.

If I must delete my post somewhere to follow the rules, of course I'll do so, but in that case perhaps you could provide some guidance about which forum is most likely to respond.

Thanks and have a good one.

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I think the ethics of cross-posting are debatable. Indeed, there are benefits to cross-posting (more people, more ideas, more access to those ideas for other users in the future). That and of course the practicality of the matter.
Debate it if you will - but it remains a matter of common courtesy to inform contributors to all affected forums that you're cross-posting (and where), so that people don't waste their time reinventing the wheel.

FWIW, quite a number of forums will ban users who ignore the etiquette...
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okay, thank you for the information. if you think it is best, i will delete my post so it is just on one forum but i don't see how to do that.

or, now that it is posted, perhaps it is best to leave it and then share the answer at the end.
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There's no need to delete anything - just make sure to provide links to all threads in all forums, so that everyone can see whatever anyone else has contributed. And, most importantly, notify each forum of when, where and how the problem was solved.
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working on a solution based on a recent response to another thread i was involved in.

Here are two options to solve the initial question i raised in the thread (first option is a quick reset, second option retains your current styles but allows you to add old ones back in):

Solution 1. Home Tab-->Styles-->Change Styles-->Styles Set-->Reset Document Quick Styles

This will reset the styles to whatever they were when the document was first created, which is fine for some cases but did not work for me because I had saved new document titles, so it only reverted to a previous set and not the original set.

Solution 2. Home Tab-->Styles-->Full Styles Window (accessed by clicking the little arrow at the bottom right of the styles menu)-->Options-->

Select "Show all Styles" and Sort Alphabetically to make it easier to locate your style. Then return to the Style Manager window, click the down arrow next to a given style, and choose Add to Quick Style Gallery.

This works and is a nice solution because you can keep your current styles and retrieve some older ones without having to completely reset them. This provides you with more flexibility and control than Solution 1.

Note: In Solution 1 or 2, you might not see all of the styles that you reverted to or added into the Quick Style gallery, which might make you think that it has "not worked" as I originally thought. To show the styles after adding them back into the Quick Styles menu, go to

Home Tab-->Styles-->Full Styles Window (accessed by clicking the little arrow at the bottom right of the styles menu)-->Manage Styles (one of the three small icons at the bottom of the Style Manager window)

In the new window that pops up, it is probably easiest to sort the list alphabetically, then scroll to the heading you want to show in the Quick Styles menu, and if it is grayed out with a note that says "hide until used," select it and choose "Show" (button located at the bottom of the current window).

Thanks to anyone who worked on this, and I hope the information is helpful to someone else in the future.

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great, thanks paul...i added a link to my techsupportforum thread so users can access my solution here.
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Thanks for the fix, you saved me a lot of headaches with Option 2, worked like a dream. I was able to select a unused TOC 1,2 & 3, modify it to existing doc paragraph settings then add it to the Quick gallery in 2 3 easy steps. Everything stayed as is and the other documents using the same template as well.
Nice explanation:-)
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Thank you so much for solution 2, Saves me a lot of times having to create new word files
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