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Chapter 5. Formatting a Document with Word > Creating and Modifying Styles

Creating and Modifying Styles

Word provides a variety of styles to choose from. But sometimes you need to create a new style or modify an existing one to get the exact look you want. When you create a new style, specify if it applies to paragraphs or characters, and give the style a short, descriptive name that describes its purpose so you and others recall when to use that style. A paragraph style is a group of format settings that can be applied only to all of the text within a paragraph (even if it is a one-line paragraph), while a character style is a group of format settings that is applied to any block of text at the user's discretion. To modify a style, adjust the formatting settings of an existing style.

Create a New Style

Select the text whose formatting you want to save as a style.

Click the Format menu, click Styles And Formatting, and then click New Style.

Type a short, descriptive name.

Click the Style Type list arrow, and then click Paragraph to include the selected text's line spacing and margins in the style, or click Character to include only formatting, such as font, size, and bold, in the style.

Click the Style For Following Paragraph list arrow, and then click the name of style you want to be applied after a paragraph with the new style.

To add the style to the document template, select the Add To Template check box.

Click OK.

When you're done, click the Close button on the task pane.


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