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Modify Default Style Set and Font

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Hello,

I am using Word 2007 and I want to start using the "Modern" Style Set as my default style set. Also, I noticed that each heading type e.g. Heading1, Heading2, Heading3, etc defaults to an upper case font. How do I change Word so that it always uses the Modern Style Set as the default style set, and also to change the Headings so that they have a mixed font (not just upper case)?

Thanks,
John
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I am using Windows 7. But, how is that related to the defaults in Word? I will check out the links as soon as my program is finished compiling. Thanks.
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It pertains because that is where you will save your new 'normal.docm' file.

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Windows Vista / Windows 7: Goto C:\Users\_YOUR_USER_NAME_\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates

Right click on Normal.dotm and choose Open instead of New

Modify font in Normal Style. After you're done, click Save
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Hi Plantwiz,

Thanks for the links and information. I reviewed both links and neither of them helped, since they are deisnged for Word 2010 (there is a slight difference), and because neither of them explain how to change a style set to become my default Style Set. I am not just wanting to change the style of a font. Instead, I want a specific Style Set to become my default style set for Word.

The Style Set I want to become my default Style Set is called "Modern". It is one of the canned Syle Set choices for Microsoft Word 2007. Within this style set, the heading choices, for example, Heading1, Heading2, and Heading3, each have Large Caps as the default for those headings. I do not want them to default to Large Caps. I want them to be mixed caps.

* How do I make the Modern Style Set my default Style Set in Microsoft Word 2007?
* How do I change each Heading Style within the Modern Style Set so that each heading's font is NOT all caps.

Thanks,
John
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GEEZ...I swear I read 2010.
Sorry,

I'll look for 2007, I don't have it installed here, but have access nearby.  It should be similar for making 'modern' your default though, you'll be creating a new template to open with each new file.  I'll look to see if the save location has changed or not.

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Thanks. I know you are on the right track. The 2010 example would have been fine, but I did not see a section on how to change a Style Set to become a default style set. When I reviewed that link, the word Style was used in the context of changing the font style. Not a default style set.
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PS: I would gladly use 2010 but my help file compiler does not support it yet.
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And to think...I did have this one flagged initially to send to you:

[quote]How to change the style of the default font in Word 2007
To change the style of the default font in Word 2007, follow these steps:
If you do not have a document open, create a new document that is based on the Normal template.

To do this, click the Microsoft Office Button, click New in the New Document task pane, click Blank Document, and then click Create.
In the Font group, click Fonts.
Select the font, the point size, and any attributes that you want in the Fonts dialog box.
Click Default.
Click Yes when you receive the following message:
Do you want to change the default font to font name?
This change will affect all new documents based on the NORMAL template.
Click OK.
Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options.
In the Customize tab, select Commands Not in the Ribbon in the list, and then select Save All.
Click Add, click OK, and then click Save All in the customized Quick Access Toolbar.

Note If Word prompts you to save the new blank document, click Cancel. If you want Word to prompt you to save the changes to the Normal template, follow these steps:
Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options.
In the Advanced tab, click to select the Prompt before saving Normal template check box in the Save group[/quote]

Still looking into your 'heading' capitalization issue...2010 it shows mixed case.   Back soon.
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John

Try this one out!
http://freewindowsvistatutorials.com/programsAndApplications/microsoftWord2007/convertUppercaseLowercaseTitleCase.php

this clear the formating in 2007
http://thenewpaperclip.com/2010/05/28/clear-formatting-in-word-2007/

However, I believe the top one handles your case formatting issue.  Please let me know
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How's it going, jhieb?
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Thanks for asking. I am trying to squeeze 36 hours into 24 hour days. I appreciate your help.
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