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Microsoft® Office® Professional 2013 Plain & Simple by Katherine Murray

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Creating a new style

If you want something a little different from the default styles or even those that you modify yourself, you can create a style from scratch. Word makes it easy for you to base your new style on an existing one or to start with a blank slate.

Create a new style

  1. In your document, apply the formatting that you want to include in the new style to a paragraph of text and then select that formatted text.

  2. In the Style pane, click New Style to open the Create New Style From Formatting dialog box.

  3. Enter a name for the style.

  4. Choose the type of style you want to create.

    When you click the arrow, a list appears, showing five types of styles: Paragraph, Character, Linked (paragraph and character), Table, and List).

  5. Choose the ...

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