Styles

A "style" is a collection of "properties" with a name, and a style can be applied to any text to control its properties.

Understanding "styles" which is a central concept in Word makes your document-processing life easier, and your use of Word more effective.

  • Create a new document with some text.
  • Look for the sub-section "Styles" in the "Home" tab.
  • Select some text and then choose a style.
  • The text will change format according to the style.
  • Try the styles "Heading 1", "Heading 2", "Heading 3".
  • You can accept the default styles in Word, you can create your own styles, or accept the styles in any "template" document you are given.
Quick use of a style
  • Type some text and make it a "Heading 1" style using the special key-shortcuts. (Shift+ALT+RIGHT ARROW) or (Shift+ALT+LEFT ARROW)

 Question for consideration:

When you press "enter", the next line is often in "Normal" style.

Why?

How could you change this?