Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 3: Word Styles
A simple document created with the Blank Document template — a
document that you create by pressing Ctrl+N — has only a few styles, but a
document that was created with a sophisticated template comes with many
styles. The Oriel Report template, for example, comes with styles for
formatting titles, subtitles, headings, and quotations. Figure 3-1 illustrates how
choosing styles from a template changes text formatting. Notice how
choosing style options in the Styles pane reformats the text.
Figure 3-1:
Apply styles
to reformat
Types of styles
In the Styles pane (refer to Figure 3-1), the symbol next to each style name
tells you what type of style you’re dealing with. Word offers four style types:
Paragraph styles: Determine the formatting of entire paragraphs. A
paragraph style can include these settings: font, paragraph, tab, border,
language, bullets, numbering and text effects. Paragraph styles are
marked with the paragraph symbol ( ).
Character styles: Apply to text, not to paragraphs. You select text
before you apply a character style. Create a character style for text that
is hard to lay out and for foreign-language text. A character style can
include these settings: font, border, language, and text effects. When you
apply a character style to text, the character-style settings override the
paragraph-style settings. For example, if the paragraph style calls for
14-point Arial font but the character style calls for 12-point Times Roman
font, the character style wins. Character styles are marked with the
letter a.
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