Change Word style reliably to match current paragraph

A quick and reliable way to update a style within a Microsoft Word document. It works only when you ask it and you can apply a series of changes before updating the style.

Update Style to Match Selection

We’ve made a series of changes to a paragraph; font size, color and indent. Then right-click on the style (in the Style Gallery or Style Pane) to choose ‘Update … to Match Selection’.

Hey presto!  All the paragraphs of that style change.  It’s the same as the ‘Automatically update’ style option but only when you ask for it.

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