Word 2010 - Hide Styles included in a Quick Part/Cover Page

Posted on 2011-09-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a cover page stored as a Quick Part. This has been formatted with various Styles that I would prefer the user not to see.  In several templates I have used Styles to create particular elements and then hidden them because the user will never need them.  

I often work with the Styles Pane displayed or have the old-format Styles drop down list on the QAT.  When I insert this cover using 'Insert, Cover Page', the Style names are shown in the panel or the drop down box.  However, if I insert the file (Insert, Object, Text From File) they do not.

I have tried putting the Styles in the template into which I am inserting the cover and hiding them but still the names show up.  They are not defined as Quick Styles.

Am I missing something?  Is there a way I can avoid the Style names showing when I use Insert Cover?

Thank you for your help.
Question by:MonteDelMar
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dlc110161 earned 500 total points
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I believe you have found a "challenge" with Building Blocks. I'll raise the issue with the MS Word team. I doubt if you will see a change in how styles are hidden until possibly the next version.

Meanwhile, I'd suggest creating your own event to add a cover page that includes code to hide your styles at the point the cover page is added.

Dawn Bleuel
Word MVP

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ID: 36537334
Hi Dawn

Thank you very much for your reply.  Can you tell me how to hide the the Styles programatically?  I can only find 'unhideuntilused'.

An update on using FIle Insert:  this also displays 'hidden' Style names, albeit different ones to when the cover is inserted using building blocks.  


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Thanks for the solution - good to know I was not missing something obvious.  Have still not found how to programmatically hide the Styles though.

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