There is no Normal.doc. The Normal template for Word 2010 is Normal.dotm.
When you choose "Set As Default" in any dialog (Font, Paragraph, Page
Setup), you have a choice of saving the changes in the current document only
or in the template on which the document is based. For changes that you want
to affect all new documents, choose the template. Assuming that you are using
a Blank Document, that template will be Normal.dotm.
Any style that you remove from the Quick Style gallery can always be added
back. When you view any style in the Styles pane, right click on it and
choose Add to Quick Style Gallery. Where it appears in the gallery will be
determined by the priority you have assigned to it. Styles with a priority
of 1 are listed first (in alphabetical order), followed by styles with
priority 2, and so on. Personally, I have no use for Emphasis or Strong, so,
if I were actually using the Quick Style gallery (which I mostly am not but
only because I rarely use Word 2010), I would probably remove them or at
least demote them.
You can still set spacing in the Paragraph dialog as before. If you choose
Custom Paragraph Spacing from the Paragraph Spacing menu, you get the Manage
Styles dialog, which includes font and paragraph formatting in the classic
style. You can use the arrows in the spin boxes to choose Auto line spacing
(it is below 0). In addition, there is a Line and Paragraph Spacing control
in the Paragraph dialog on the Home tab. It lists spacing in classic terms
(1.0, 1.5, 2.0, etc.) and also (Line Spacing Options...) provides access to
the Paragraph dialog. You can also access the Font and Paragraph dialogs in
(almost) any paragraph from the right-click context menu, which is what I
always do. There is no keyboard shortcut to open the Paragraph dialog, but
Ctrl+D opens the Font dialog.
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA