Style.LinkStyle property (Word)

Sets or returns a Variant that represents a link between a paragraph and a character style. Read/write.

Syntax

expression. LinkStyle

expression An expression that returns a 'Style' object.

Remarks

When a character style and a paragraph style are linked, the two styles take on the same character formatting.

Example

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

See also

Style Object

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