Styles Disappeared from Word Document
Posted on 2002-05-22
Let me say that this is really no big deal, and I have already recovered the missing styles from other documents, so don't sweat the problem - this is really just a curiosity question.
I have an old Word 95 document that seems to have lost several custom styles I had defined in it. This document has not been updated in over 3 years; the timestamp is March 6, 1999. For years I have been using it as my starting template document, duplicating & renaming it, so all my documentation would have the formatting predefined.
OK, so today I dupe it and notice that several of my styles are gone, even though I know I have used them regularly in the last few years; I have dozens of examples. These styles were defined, but not actually called out in the template document. My custom styles that were called out in the template document are there, but the rest (other than the standard Word styles) are gone.
So, is this a quirk of open a Word 95 document in Word 2000 (being at the cutting edge of technology, my company upgraded within the last year), or am I simply losing my mind? Consider that the latter is a definite possibility...
Thanks in advance,