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!

screenshot of the advice

Good advice

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.

screenshot

Left — Styles pane of original document. Right — that of document after pasting

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.

Thanks, Stefan!

 

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I'm a scientist by training, based in Australia.

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