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3. Formatting, Printing, and Table Hacks > 17. Make Styles More Manageable with...

Make Styles More Manageable with Aliases

Assigning short nicknames to styles can really speed up your formatting time.

To quickly apply a style to selected text, put your cursor in the Styles pull-down menu on the Formatting toolbar, type in the style name, and press Enter.

Tip

To instantly move your cursor into the Styles pull-down menu, press Ctrl-Shift-S.

In fact, Word will even attempt to complete the style name as you type, as shown in Figure 3-12. This feature helps if you’re applying, say, the Heading 1 style, but it’s not much of a shortcut for any of the other heading styles.

Word attempts to automatically complete the style’s name as you type
Figure 3-12. Word attempts to automatically complete the style’s name as you type

You can’t rename any of Word’s built-in styles, but if you create an alias to a style (such as “h6” for the Heading 6 style), you can type the alias instead of the style’s “real” name into the Styles pull-down menu.


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