3.5.4 Styles

The use of Styles in Word will allow you to quickly format a document with a consistent and professional look.  Styles can be saved for use in many documents.

Apply Styles
There are many styles that are already in Word ready for you to use.  To view the available styles click theStyles dialog box on the Styles Group in the Home Tab.  To apply a style:

  • Select the text
  • Click the Styles Dialog Box
  • Click the Style you choose

QuickStyles

Creating New Styles
You can create styles for formatting that you use regularly.  There are two ways to do this:  New Styles or New Quick Styles.

New Styles
To create a new style:

  • Click the Styles Dialog Box
  • Click the New Style Button

NewStyle

  • Complete the New Style dialog box. 
  • At the bottom of that dialog box, you can choose to add this to the Quick Style List or to make it available only in this document.

NewStyleDialogBox

New Quick Style
To create a style easily:

  • Insert your cursor anywhere in the chosen style
  • Click the Styles dialog box

QuickStyles

  • Click Save Selection as New Quick Style

NewQuickStyle

Style Inspector
To determine the style of a particular section of a document:

  • Insert cursor anywhere in the text that you want to explain the style
  • Click the Styles Drop Down Menu
  • Click the Style Inspector Button

StyleInspector