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Old June 1st, 2010, 04:54 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
sandra
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Default All or nothing? How to show only 2-3 styles I define?

I am in Word 2007. I am am experienced Word user, have been since 1984.

I also want to reduce the clutter and remove the "not allowed" table styles.
So far, I have found that I can show NO table styles (through the Manage
Styles dialog box and its various tabs)... or ALL of them.

Ideally, I want about 2 or 3 defined table styles and nothing else. Whatever
happened to the happy medium (allowable in 2003 and before since at least
1995) where I can show only the table styles allowed in this document?

I have seen a Word-2007-created document where it looks like someone
*actually* managed this. I am trying to find that person, but no luck so far.

Any ideas on how to remove the garbage so I can lock down the template to
relevant styles? I saw that I might be able to lose the tables by unloading
the buildingblocks.dotm, but this template/doc has to go out to other users,
and I might not be able to change that on their machines.

Am I missing something? Or have I lost the ability to control what table
styles show? (And ALL is not acceptable.)

  #2  
Old June 1st, 2010, 07:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Stefan Blom[_3_]
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Default All or nothing? How to show only 2-3 styles I define?

Via Review tab | Protect Document you can select "Limit formatting to a
selection of styles" and then use the Settings button to choose exactly which
styles should be available to a document (or template). This applies to table
styles as well.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
(Message posted via msnews.microsoft.com)



"Sandra" wrote in message
...
I am in Word 2007. I am am experienced Word user, have been since 1984.

I also want to reduce the clutter and remove the "not allowed" table styles.
So far, I have found that I can show NO table styles (through the Manage
Styles dialog box and its various tabs)... or ALL of them.

Ideally, I want about 2 or 3 defined table styles and nothing else. Whatever
happened to the happy medium (allowable in 2003 and before since at least
1995) where I can show only the table styles allowed in this document?

I have seen a Word-2007-created document where it looks like someone
*actually* managed this. I am trying to find that person, but no luck so far.

Any ideas on how to remove the garbage so I can lock down the template to
relevant styles? I saw that I might be able to lose the tables by unloading
the buildingblocks.dotm, but this template/doc has to go out to other users,
and I might not be able to change that on their machines.

Am I missing something? Or have I lost the ability to control what table
styles show? (And ALL is not acceptable.)



  #3  
Old June 2nd, 2010, 01:06 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
sandra
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Posts: 203
Default All or nothing? How to show only 2-3 styles I define?

Thank you... that works if I am going to restrict all styles.

However, can I simply hide the unwanted table styles? Or is restricting the
only option?

Thanks,
Sandra

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

Via Review tab | Protect Document you can select "Limit formatting to a
selection of styles" and then use the Settings button to choose exactly which
styles should be available to a document (or template). This applies to table
styles as well.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
(Message posted via msnews.microsoft.com)



"Sandra" wrote in message
...
I am in Word 2007. I am am experienced Word user, have been since 1984.

I also want to reduce the clutter and remove the "not allowed" table styles.
So far, I have found that I can show NO table styles (through the Manage
Styles dialog box and its various tabs)... or ALL of them.

Ideally, I want about 2 or 3 defined table styles and nothing else. Whatever
happened to the happy medium (allowable in 2003 and before since at least
1995) where I can show only the table styles allowed in this document?

I have seen a Word-2007-created document where it looks like someone
*actually* managed this. I am trying to find that person, but no luck so far.

Any ideas on how to remove the garbage so I can lock down the template to
relevant styles? I saw that I might be able to lose the tables by unloading
the buildingblocks.dotm, but this template/doc has to go out to other users,
and I might not be able to change that on their machines.

Am I missing something? Or have I lost the ability to control what table
styles show? (And ALL is not acceptable.)



.

  #4  
Old June 2nd, 2010, 01:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Stefan Blom[_3_]
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Posts: 4,556
Default All or nothing? How to show only 2-3 styles I define?

The show/hide options, available on the Recommend tab of that same dialog box,
apply only to paragraph and character styles, unfortunately.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
(Message posted via msnews.microsoft.com)



"Sandra" wrote in message
...
Thank you... that works if I am going to restrict all styles.

However, can I simply hide the unwanted table styles? Or is restricting the
only option?

Thanks,
Sandra

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

Via Review tab | Protect Document you can select "Limit formatting to a
selection of styles" and then use the Settings button to choose exactly which
styles should be available to a document (or template). This applies to table
styles as well.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
(Message posted via msnews.microsoft.com)



"Sandra" wrote in message
...
I am in Word 2007. I am am experienced Word user, have been since 1984.

I also want to reduce the clutter and remove the "not allowed" table
styles.
So far, I have found that I can show NO table styles (through the Manage
Styles dialog box and its various tabs)... or ALL of them.

Ideally, I want about 2 or 3 defined table styles and nothing else.
Whatever
happened to the happy medium (allowable in 2003 and before since at least
1995) where I can show only the table styles allowed in this document?

I have seen a Word-2007-created document where it looks like someone
*actually* managed this. I am trying to find that person, but no luck so
far.

Any ideas on how to remove the garbage so I can lock down the template to
relevant styles? I saw that I might be able to lose the tables by unloading
the buildingblocks.dotm, but this template/doc has to go out to other
users,
and I might not be able to change that on their machines.

Am I missing something? Or have I lost the ability to control what table
styles show? (And ALL is not acceptable.)



.



  #5  
Old June 2nd, 2010, 04:30 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
sandra
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Posts: 203
Default All or nothing? How to show only 2-3 styles I define?

Thank you ... that is what I was afraid of.

I cannot lock the styles down yet, the template is evolving as the document
keeps growing.

But I did find a way to change the BuildingBlocks.dotx to get rid of the
extra table styles.

Thanks again,
Sandra

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

The show/hide options, available on the Recommend tab of that same dialog box,
apply only to paragraph and character styles, unfortunately.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
(Message posted via msnews.microsoft.com)



"Sandra" wrote in message
...
Thank you... that works if I am going to restrict all styles.

However, can I simply hide the unwanted table styles? Or is restricting the
only option?

Thanks,
Sandra

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

Via Review tab | Protect Document you can select "Limit formatting to a
selection of styles" and then use the Settings button to choose exactly which
styles should be available to a document (or template). This applies to table
styles as well.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
(Message posted via msnews.microsoft.com)



"Sandra" wrote in message
...
I am in Word 2007. I am am experienced Word user, have been since 1984.

I also want to reduce the clutter and remove the "not allowed" table
styles.
So far, I have found that I can show NO table styles (through the Manage
Styles dialog box and its various tabs)... or ALL of them.

Ideally, I want about 2 or 3 defined table styles and nothing else.
Whatever
happened to the happy medium (allowable in 2003 and before since at least
1995) where I can show only the table styles allowed in this document?

I have seen a Word-2007-created document where it looks like someone
*actually* managed this. I am trying to find that person, but no luck so
far.

Any ideas on how to remove the garbage so I can lock down the template to
relevant styles? I saw that I might be able to lose the tables by unloading
the buildingblocks.dotm, but this template/doc has to go out to other
users,
and I might not be able to change that on their machines.

Am I missing something? Or have I lost the ability to control what table
styles show? (And ALL is not acceptable.)



.



.

  #6  
Old June 2nd, 2010, 06:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Stefan Blom[_3_]
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Posts: 4,556
Default All or nothing? How to show only 2-3 styles I define?

But I did find a way to change the BuildingBlocks.dotx to get rid of the
extra table styles.


Interesting. Would you like to share the tip?

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
(Message posted via msnews.microsoft.com)



"Sandra" wrote in message
...
Thank you ... that is what I was afraid of.

I cannot lock the styles down yet, the template is evolving as the document
keeps growing.

But I did find a way to change the BuildingBlocks.dotx to get rid of the
extra table styles.

Thanks again,
Sandra

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

The show/hide options, available on the Recommend tab of that same dialog
box,
apply only to paragraph and character styles, unfortunately.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
(Message posted via msnews.microsoft.com)



"Sandra" wrote in message
...
Thank you... that works if I am going to restrict all styles.

However, can I simply hide the unwanted table styles? Or is restricting the
only option?

Thanks,
Sandra

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

Via Review tab | Protect Document you can select "Limit formatting to a
selection of styles" and then use the Settings button to choose exactly
which
styles should be available to a document (or template). This applies to
table
styles as well.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
(Message posted via msnews.microsoft.com)



"Sandra" wrote in message
...
I am in Word 2007. I am am experienced Word user, have been since 1984.

I also want to reduce the clutter and remove the "not allowed" table
styles.
So far, I have found that I can show NO table styles (through the Manage
Styles dialog box and its various tabs)... or ALL of them.

Ideally, I want about 2 or 3 defined table styles and nothing else.
Whatever
happened to the happy medium (allowable in 2003 and before since at
least
1995) where I can show only the table styles allowed in this document?

I have seen a Word-2007-created document where it looks like someone
*actually* managed this. I am trying to find that person, but no luck so
far.

Any ideas on how to remove the garbage so I can lock down the template
to
relevant styles? I saw that I might be able to lose the tables by
unloading
the buildingblocks.dotm, but this template/doc has to go out to other
users,
and I might not be able to change that on their machines.

Am I missing something? Or have I lost the ability to control what table
styles show? (And ALL is not acceptable.)



.



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