Update a Word Document to the Word 2013 Style (aka Template)

This has been annoying me for ages as I have a lot of documents written in the default Word 2007/2010 template and the Word 2013 default styles look a lot nicer.

To change the ‘template’ (it’s not really a template any more it’s now a ‘Style Set’):

  1. Open the document in Word 2013
  2. Save As .docx
  3. Click on the Design tab
  4. Click on the More button of the Style Sets toolbar
  5. Click ‘Reset to the Default Style Set’
  6. You’re done