Word lets us down when it comes to viewing a document’s styles and how they link together.
The only way to see a detailed list of styles is to Print them! In the print pane, choose the drop-down list under Print All Pages and scroll down until you see the little known ‘Styles’ option.
(Tip: Use Print to PDF to save wasting paper).
The report looks like this:
It can be hard to understand the relations between styles in a document made by someone else or even one you made yourself!
There’s no ‘Comments’ box in a style to let users explain or narrate the reasons for a particular style.
A style doesn’t have a ‘used as base for …’ display so you can see which styles rely on the current style. In other words, there’s no simple way to tell that changing a particular style will have ‘flow on’ effects to others.
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