In This Chapter
Discovering how styles and templates work
Applying a new style
Creating your own styles
Altering a style
Creating a new template
If you want to be stylish, at least where Word is concerned, you have to know about styles. 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 Document Map 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.
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 spare yourself the trouble of visiting numerous tabs and dialog boxes to format text. Styles save time ...