Switching the styles in a Word document

If I have a set of styles set in one Word document , how can I apply them to the styles of another Word document? Is there some way to "map" the styles, so for example I could say everywhere the style "Heading 1" is set, I want it to be replaced with style "H1", everywhere "Heading 2" is used, instead use "H2" and so on?
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
What version of Word are you using? Mac or Windows?

I can explain how to do this on Word 2007 or later on a Windows machine!
purplesoupProgrammerAuthor Commented:
This is Windows and Word 2013, thanks.
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Here you go:Replace StylesEDIT:
You cannot rename default styles, but you can create a new style based on an existing one. I'm not sure if you can generate a table of contents using a style (i.e. H1) based on a Heading style (i.e. Heading 1).

Please post if you don't understand what I have posted.
purplesoupProgrammerAuthor Commented:
Ok - I'll go with that but I did actually try that - it seemed awkward - you can't just say "replace all the Heading1 styles with the H1 styles, you have to still use the old styles, but say the Heading 1 style is based on the H1 style, which didn't - when I tried it - necessarily mean it looked like the H1 style, it sort of merged the two...?
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Well, I opened a new document and created a new style H1 "based on" Heading 1.Define StyleI then created paragraphs with each style.

When I generated the ToC, both of the paragraph styles, H1 and Heading 1 were recognized as Heading 1 style and used to create the ToC.

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