Microsoft Word/two auto fonts?

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Ma'am, Thanks for your willingness to help! I run a non-profit that mentors entrepreneurs towards job creation in Haiti and Honduras. I have a Microsoft Word 2007 form that our business mentors use with their mentees. It has 4 pages of questions that get answered slowly over a period of two years of the mentoring process. It is currently hard to quickly visually differentiate the answers from the questions. I'd like all the questions to be one color and all the answers to be a second color. The questions stay pretty much the same (with occasional updates), so is there a way to lock them into one colored font, whereas all the answers that are written in over time (after each mentoring session) are automatically in the second color. the only way i know to do this is to constantly highlight text and change the color. I'm hoping you have the genius answer to make life easier for me and our mentors as we spur job creation. thanks! evan (creatingjobs.org)
PS: I can email the doc to you if you'd like.

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Hi Evan,

I potentially have an easy fix for you but I will need to ask a few questions first:

1. Do you currently have a template or just a document that you 'save as' for each new entrepreneur?
1a. If yes, make 2a changes within template
1b. If no, document can be saved as template with 2a applied allowing each new document to already have 2 colors included

2. Are you familiar with using styles and are you using any?
2a. If yes, if you assign a new style to the questions with a different color font and perhaps call it 'question' and assign to each question, it will automatically stay that color
2b. If no, I can either set your document up for you or explain how to set up styles

I am happy to set this up for you since you are doing such great work! It is easiest to change the color of the questions. Please let me know what color you would like to use for questions and I will create template and provide instructions for installation and updates.

Please make sure form is unlocked and has no macros (will not open files with macros) and send to: info@theproofpositive.com

Hope this was helpful.

Michelle Howell, Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Expert Certified
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