How to Resolve Style Conflicts in Microsoft Word
Learn how to resolve style conflicts between documents in Microsoft Word.
This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft Word: 2010, 2013, and 2016.
When working with multiple documents with different styles, you may copy and paste styles from one document into another in which the styles are in conflict. If this happens, Word will display a Paste Options button you can use to select how you want the document formatted.
You can control how Word handles copying and pasting styles using the Word Options dialog box (select File > Options). The options are available by selecting the Advanced section, under Cut, copy, and paste.
In Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010, the Styles options appear on the Home tab, in the Styles group. You must click the Change Styles command to access them.