Microsoft KB Archive/247608

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Article ID: 247608

Article Last Modified on 12/6/2000


  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q247608


When you use a STYLEREF field that references a style name and you open the document in a different language version of Word than the one it was created in, the following error message may appear, rather than the correct style reference:

Error! Style not defined

The error message may appear in the language of the version of Word that is in use. For example, in the French version of Word, you may see the following:

Erreur ! Style non defini


The STYLEREF field references styles by name, and Word does not translate built-in style names to the language in use.


To work around this problem, do the following:

Change the StyleRef Field to Point to the Correct Style Name

  1. Display field codes by pressing ALT+F9.
  2. Change the reference to the correct name. For example, change STYLEREF "Titre 1" to STYLEREF "Heading 1" if you are converting from French Word to English Word.
  3. Press F9 to update the field.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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