Word 2013 - How to Reset the Heading 1 Style back to the original factory settings.

How do I reset the Heading 1 style back to the factory default?
brothertruffle880Asked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I think you have to reset all styles back to default. Here is article describing that.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_word-mso_win10-mso_365hp/reset-word-2016-styles-to-defaults/65564c79-d0fb-4fce-9be9-1c49cd4f4d79

Alternatively, look at Heading 2 and make appropriate changes to Heading 1 to make it near what you wish.

There is really nothing magic about Styles.  Just make the Styles you want.
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Omar SoudaniSenior System EngineerCommented:
"Press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S to open the Styles pane. Right-click the renamed Heading 1 and click the Delete item in the menu. Answer Yes to the prompt.

Because built-in heading styles such as Heading 1 cannot be truly deleted, Word will restore the style to its original name and definition. At the same time, every paragraph that had that style will be reformatted as Normal style, so you'll have to go through the document and reapply the Heading 1 style to them"

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_word-mso_win10-mso_365hp/reset-word-2016-styles-to-defaults/65564c79-d0fb-4fce-9be9-1c49cd4f4d79
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brothertruffle880Author Commented:
HI John:
I have NO problem resetting all styles back to their original defaults.  As a matter of fact, I would love this.  I'm using Word 2013. When I right click my Heading 1, I can't delete the style.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Try working through this document below to see if you can correct your document.

https://wordribbon.tips.net/T013289_Reformatting_a_Document_with_Messed-Up_Styles.html
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can also try resetting Word to default using this Microsoft How-To article. There is a Fix-It in the article.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/822005/how-to-reset-user-options-and-registry-settings-in-word

I think (not certain) this may reset the Normal.dot file.
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brothertruffle880Author Commented:
Hi John:
At this point I don't want to correct my document. I just want to revert Heading 1 or even all my styles back to the factory defaults.
How can I do that?
I'm using Word 2013.
I don't even care about my NORMAL.DOT
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Try this article below

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_word-mso_win10-mso_2013_release/reset-word-style-heading-2-back-to-default-style/47988cd8-7087-407d-9527-512c6c855e33

I am having difficulty finding a Word 2013 reference because many of us by now are using Word 2016.
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Omar SoudaniSenior System EngineerCommented:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That is the article I posted above.
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
close ALL Word windows

go to the following folder:
%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates

Open in new window

rename any Normal.dotm and Normal.dotx files to NormalXXX.dotm and NormalXXX.dotx (so you don't lose ALL your custom styles)

restart Word & voilà all styles have been reset!
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brothertruffle880Author Commented:
HI Paul:
I did rename it and I just restarted word and I don't see any new normal.dotm in that folder.  Just the ones that I renamed.
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brothertruffle880Author Commented:
Oh.  For some reason the new NORMAL.DOTM just appeared.  What the heck was that?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If that is the case, uninstall Office 2013, restart and do a fresh install of Office 2013. Patch fully.
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Oh.  For some reason the new NORMAL.DOTM just appeared.  What the heck was that?
if word does NOT find a NORMAL.DOTM in the folder %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates, then the default NORMAL.DOTM is re-created automatically!
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brothertruffle880Author Commented:
That was it Paul!
Simple solution is the best solution..
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
good stuff - you're right, simple is best :-)
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