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This step can save time. If the style you’re creating features a lot of the same
formatting as an existing style, choose that style from the list. The settings from that style are not only
copied over, but when you change one format for the original style, those formats also change for
the new style.
5. Use the controls in the dialog box to set the style’s format.
Some controls are presented in the middle of the dialog box (refer to Figure 15-3 ). For others, use
the Format button to choose something to format, and then to set options, use the dialog box that
6. Click the OK button when you’re done.
The new style is created.
Modifying a style
Styles change. Who knows? Maybe blow-dried hair and wide lapels will creep back into vogue
Just as fashion styles change, you may need to change styles in your document. Nothing is wrong
with that. In fact, by changing a style, you demonstrate the power of Word: Changing a style once
causes all text formatted with that style to be updated. It beats the pants off making that change
To modify a style, heed these steps:
1. Summon the Styles task pane.
Keyboard shortcut: Press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S.
2. Point the mouse at the style you want to change.
A menu button appears on the right end of the style’s entry.
3. Click the menu button to display the style’s menu.
4. Choose Modify.
The Modify Style dialog box appears, although it’s the same Create New Style from Formatting
dialog box (refer to Figure 15-3 ) .
5. Change the formatting for your style.
Use the Format button to alter specific styles: font, paragraph, tabs, and so on. You can even add
new formatting options or assign a shortcut key (covered in the next section).
6. Click OK when you’re done.
Close the task pane if you’re done with it.
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