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Document.UpdateStyles Method (Word)

Copies all styles from the attached template into the document, overwriting any existing styles in the document that have the same name.

expression .UpdateStyles

expression Required. A variable that represents a Document object.

This example copies the styles from the attached template into each open document, and then it closes each document.

For Each aDoc In Documents 
 aDoc.UpdateStyles 
 aDoc.Close SaveChanges:=wdSaveChanges 
Next aDoc

This example changes the formatting of the Heading 1 style in the template attached to the active document. The UpdateStyles method updates the styles in the active document, including the Heading 1 style.

Set aDoc = ActiveDocument.AttachedTemplate.OpenAsDocument 
With aDoc.Styles(wdStyleHeading1).Font 
 .Name = "Arial" 
 .Bold = False 
End With 
aDoc.Close SaveChanges:=wdSaveChanges 
ActiveDocument.UpdateStyles
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