Chapter 3

Word Styles

In This Chapter

arrow Discovering how styles and templates work

arrow Applying a new style

arrow Creating your own styles

arrow Altering a style

arrow Creating a new template

Welcome to what may be the most important chapter of this book — the most important in Book II, anyway. Styles can save a ridiculous amount of time that you would otherwise spend formatting and wrestling with text. And many Word features rely on styles. You can’t create a table of contents or use the Navigation pane unless each heading in your document has been assigned a heading style. Nor can you take advantage of Outline view and the commands for moving text around in that view. You can’t cross-reference headings or number the headings in a document.

If you want to be stylish, at least where Word is concerned, you have to know about styles.

All About Styles

A style is a collection of formatting commands assembled under one name. When you apply a style, you give many formatting commands simultaneously, and you ...

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