How to reset Word styles all at once

SmallFry
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How to reset Word styles all at once

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I have setup Word with all of the proper styles, but now I would like to reset all of the styles back to the default. I have saved a copy of the Normal.dotm to replace when I'm done with creating training videos on how to properly setup Word.

How can I do this with losing the macros I have stored in the Normal.dotm?

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Re: How to reset Word styles all at once

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You could use the Organizer to copy the Styles from your backup copy of Normal.dotm back into your current Normal.dotm.
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Re: How to reset Word styles all at once

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I'd rename Normal.dotm to (for example) NormalOld.dotm.
Word will automatically create a new Normal.dotm with the default settings.

One option would be to move NormalOld.dotm to Word's startup folder (by default C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Word\STARTUP). That makes it a global template/add-in.

Another option would be to copy all modules from NormalOld.dotm to Normal.dotm.
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Re: How to reset Word styles all at once

Post by SmallFry »

I'd rename Normal.dotm to (for example) NormalOld.dotm.
This worked great. I did not realize Word would create the Normal.dotm if it wasn't there.

Thank you for all the suggestions.