Creating Custom Styles

If you find that Word's styles don't meet your needs, you can either create custom styles of your own or customize the built-in styles to make them suitable.

In this section, I'll show you the easiest way to create a custom style, which is called by example—you set up text with the formatting you want, and then create the style from it. In passing, I'll show you how to create a new style by specifying its formatting in the Create New Style from Formatting dialog box.

Creating a Custom Style by Example

To create a custom style by example, choose an existing paragraph or type a sample paragraph, and then apply formatting to it as discussed in the following sections.

TIP: If Word has an existing style that's similar to the ...

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