Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Getting a sense of style
When you click Change Styles on the Home part of the ribbon (shown in
Figure 3.2), you can pick from some preset style sets, colours, fonts and
paragraph spacings. This enables you to make some of the same changes as you
see in the themes, without changing everything at once.
Customising your headline style
We’ve seen how we can quickly change the formatting of all our headings at
once, by using themes. However, you can also change them to look exactly how
you want them to look, rather than using one of Microsoft’s default styles. After all,
this is not just another newsletter . It’s our newsletter, and it needs to look
This is not as hard as you might think. It takes just three steps, shown in Figure 3.6:
1. Select your headline (using the mouse or keyboard), and change the font, size
and colour until it looks the way you want it. Keep your headline selected. (If
you slip, you can just select it again, but you don’t need to change the
formatting twice.)
2. Click on the Home tab if necessary. Then move your mouse pointer to the
Styles part of the ribbon. Then right-click on Heading 1.
3. A menu opens. Click on the top option, Update Heading 1 to Match
And you’re done! This will update all the other text you’ve marked as Heading 1,
too. If you go to the other headline in your document (remember, the quickest way
might be to use the document map), you should see it’s been updated to match
the headline you changed. That’s because you’ve told Word to change any text
marked with the Heading 1 style so it matches your customised headline.
Now imagine that you’ve got a 10-page newsletter, with 20 stories in it and you
want to change the colour of the headlines to orange for the autumn issue. As
you’ve just learned, you can change the formatting of all those headlines by using
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