What are Styles and how do you use them in Word 2007 and 2010?
A style is a number of formats applied to a piece of text. The piece of text could be a paragraph or a heading. A style could be called Heading 1, Heading 2, Normal or a name of your choice. Once a style is applied to a piece of text it can be easily modified and all text with that style is then updated. It is particularly effective with long documents.
- Highlight your chosen piece of text.
- In your Home ribbon there is a Styles group showing a gallery of styles.
- Point to your chosen style – Heading 1 for example – and Live Preview will show your style on your highlighted piece of text. Click on Heading 1 to apply it to your heading.
- Let’s modify the Heading 1 style.
- Click next to the relevant style in your document.
- Right click on the style you wish to modify in the style gallery – for example Heading 1and select modify
- Choose the formats you would like to use – for example Arial, 14, bold, red and underline.
- Make sure you have ticked the Automatically Update Option, and then click OK.
- All the Heading 1s in your document have updated
This is how to use and modify styles in Word 2007 and 2010. If you want to learn more about Word 2007 and 2010, take a look at our Word Training Courses.