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Document 132

How to change the typesetting style of a document

Version: 2.5 - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word

You can change the printed appearance of your document by changing its typesetting style. Changing to a different style is most successful when both the old and the new style produce the same type of document, such as a book or report. This is because the structural elements (such as a bibliography, a preface, or an inside address) that are inherent in one type of document may not transfer smoothly to another type of document.

The best way to change the typesetting style of a document is to create a new document in the style you want and then import the contents of the original document into the new document, like this:

  1. Create a new document:

    1. Save a copy of your document.

    2. From the File menu, choose New or click the New button on the Standard toolbar.

    3. From the Predefined Styles dialog box, choose the document type you want, then choose the style.

      1. If you're having trouble making a choice, choose Preview Sample to see an example of a document typeset in the currently selected style.

      2. When you're through perusing the sample document, choose Exit to leave the previewer.

    4. Choose OK to accept the selected style.

  2. Import the original document into the new document:

    1. From the File menu, choose Import Contents.

    2. In the Import Contents dialog box, enter the name and directory of the copy of your document.

    3. Choose Open to import the body of your document into the new document file.

    4. The system asks if you want to import the front matter of the original document. Choose Yes to import the front matter and add it to any front matter already existing in the active document or No to leave the front matter of the active document unchanged.

Revised 03/06/96, 09/19/03

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