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Word 2003: Using Styles

Word 2003: Using Styles

Microsoft Word has pre-defined sets of formatting stored within the program called Styles. Contained in a style are things like font face, font size, bold, italic, underline, borders and shading. In addition to using the pre-defined Styles, you can easily create your own custom style.

The most common styles are found in the Style drop-down found on the Formatting toolbar. But, for more Style options, you can open the Styles and Formatting Task Pane by choose Format: Styles and Formatting… from the Menu bar.

Figure 16. Styles and Formatting Task Pane

Applying a Style Using the Formatting Toolbar

  1. Select the text that you want to apply a style to
  3. Click the Style that you want to apply from the Style drop-down command on the Formatting toolbar

Creating a Custom Style

  1. Format a set of text with the Style characteristics you want to save
  3. Click inside the Style drop-down on the Formatting toolbar to select the current style
  5. Press [Delete]
  7. Type the name of your new style
  9. Press [Enter]

Clearing a Style from Formatted Text

  1. Select the text that contains the style you want to remove
  3. Click the Style drop-down arrow on the Formatting toolbar
  5. Click Clear Formatting (at the top of the list)

Creating a Style by Modifying an Existing Style

  1. Choose Format from the Menu bar
  3. Choose Styles and Formatting…
  5. Right-click the style you want to modify and click Modify

Figure 17. Modify Style Dialog Box

    4.       Click Format

    5.       Choose the Formatting Option

    6.       Using the Format dialog box, set the formatting options that you want

    7.       Click OK