Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Figure 7-13 The current style of the selection is highlighted in the gallery.
Handy as it is, the Quick Style gallery has some drawbacks. It doesn’t show all available
styles in a template, and it can be a bit cumbersome to use. Fortunately, as with so many
operations in Office, alternative methods abound. You can apply styles with any of these
● Press Ctrl+Shift+S to open or switch to the Apply Styles task pane, which normally
appears as a floating window. Begin typing the name of the style you want, and when
the full name appears, press Enter to apply the style. The task pane remains open, so
you can switch to it at any time by clicking it or pressing Ctrl+Shift+S.
● Open the Styles task pane, shown in Figure 7-14, by clicking the dialog box launcher
in the Styles group on the Home tab; by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S; or by clicking
Styles in the Apply Styles pane. To apply a style, simply click it. Note that when you
point to a style name, a ScreenTip shows a textual description of the style’s attributes.
If you prefer a more visual approach, select Show Preview, which displays each style