Style

Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

In general, style refers to the overall appearance or design of an object, or method of accomplishing a task. For example, in web development, with the use of a Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) file, a developer can quickly change the look of the headings on all of a website's pages at the same time.

In a word processors like Microsoft Word, a style is a set of text formatting characteristics such as font size, color, and alignment. For example, a user could select the "Heading 1" style to make the text larger, blue, and bold; all without having to apply each of the different formatting characteristics individually. Also, the style can be adjusted at any time which means if you have several "Heading 1" type pages in your document, modifying that style changes the look of all your headings automatically.

Microsoft Word Styles

How to apply a style in Microsoft Word

  1. Highlight the text you want to change.
  2. Click the Style you want the highlighted text to use.

How to change or modify a style in Microsoft Word

  1. In the styles bar, similar to the example shown above, right-click the style you want to adjust.
  2. Click Modify Style.
  3. In the Modify Style box, change the characteristics to those you desire, and then click ok. If any text in the open document has this style applied, it should automatically update to the new settings.

How to create a new Quick Style

Microsoft Word quick styleA Quick Style is a style listed in the Microsoft Word Styles list that can be accessed at any time. If you format text the same way frequently, you can create a Quick Style to apply that same formatting to any text. To create a new Quick Style follow the steps below.

  1. Format text in a document to how you want your style to appear.
  2. Click the expand button below the scroll bar on the right side of the styles to get a listing of styles and options like those shown in the picture to the right.
  3. Click Save Selection as a New Quick Style
  4. Name your new style and click Ok.

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  1. Format text in a document to how you want your style to appear.
  2. Highlight the formatted text.
  3. Right-click on the highlighted text and hover over Styles.
  4. Click Save Selection as a New Quick Style
  5. Name your new style and click Ok.

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