Style.LinkStyle property (Word)
Sets or returns a Variant that represents a link between a paragraph and a character style. Read/write.
expression An expression that returns a 'Style' object.
When a character style and a paragraph style are linked, the two styles take on the same character formatting.
This example creates and formats a new character style, and then it links the character style to the built-in heading style "Heading 1" so that the "Heading 1" style takes on the character formatting of the newly added style.
Sub LinkHeadStyle() Dim styChar1 As Style Set styChar1 = ActiveDocument.Styles.Add _ (Name:="Heading 1 Characters", Type:=wdStyleTypeCharacter) With styChar1 .Font.Name = "Verdana" .Font.Bold = True .Font.Shadow = True With .Font.Borders(1) .LineStyle = wdLineStyleDot .LineWidth = wdLineWidth300pt .Color = wdColorDarkRed End With End With ActiveDocument.Styles("Heading 1").LinkStyle = _ ActiveDocument.Styles("Heading 1 Characters") With ActiveDocument.Content .InsertParagraphAfter .InsertAfter "New Linked Style" .Select End With Selection.Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseEnd Selection.Style = ActiveDocument.Styles("Heading 1") End Sub
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