Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Customizing a Template
The Modify Style dialog box lets you
change the formatting of an existing
style. As you make changes, a preview
gives you an idea of how they’ll affect
the text in your document.
• Style based on. If the style is a modification of another style within the style
set—for example, a character style like Emphasis is based on the style of the
paragraph in which it appears.
• Style for following paragraph. Sometimes, you might want a certain style to
follow another whenever it appears. A common example is the first body paragraph
after a heading, which often has different formatting than subsequent body
paragraphs. If you select a style here, the paragraph that follows the style
automatically gets the style you specify. This option isn’t enabled for character styles.
• Formatting. This section gives you toolbar-like buttons and drop-down menus
you can use to format the style. The options depend on the type of style you’re
working with. As you format the style, you see a preview of it in the Sample Text
box beneath the formatting options.
Tip: For an alternative way to adjust formatting, click the lower-left Format button, choose a type of
formatting from the menu, and make your changes in the resulting dialog box.
• Add to Quick Style list. If you want this style to appear in the Styles gallery, Styles
pane, and the Apply Styles pane, make sure that this checkbox is turned on.