Removing unused styles from a Word document
I want to automatically delete all the unused styles from a Word document. There are macros and suchlike for this, but there is also a quick and simple solution. The magic is noted at this page, but it is so useful I want my own copy!
I tried it, and it worked a treat. I created an empty document, selected all of the original document but the very final paragraph mark, and pasted it into the blank.
Only styles that were actually used came across — as shown by an almost-empty Styles pane.
Once the unused styles were gone, I could attach our custom template and style the file much more quickly than if I had had to sort through all those styles.