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Creating and modifying styles
Creating and modifying styles
Word 2013 includes dozens of built-in styles to format many
kinds of text, but you might want something different. If you
can’t find what you’d like among the built-in styles, you can
modify the formatting of any of those styles, or you can build
your own styles to suit your needs.
In Word 2013, you can also modify an existing style or create a
new style by formatting some text with the desired appearance
and then assigning a name to the style. This procedure uses the
selected text as the basis upon which to define the style. If you
need more control over all the formats in the style, you can use
a dialog box, instead.
When you create or modify a character style, you can specify
any of the font formats—font name and size, color, bold, italic,
and so forth. You can also set the proofing language, define
borders and shading, and add text effects such as a shadow or
an outline around the letters.
Each time you create or change a style by using a dialog box,
you can choose whether to store the result only in the current
document or in the template on which the document is based. If
the document is based on the Normal.dotm template, the new
or changed style will appear in new, blank documents.
When you create or modify a paragraph style or a linked style,
you can specify the same formats that are available for a char-
acter style, plus the paragraph formats: outline level, alignment
and indentation, line spacing, tab stops, numbering, and more.
Modify an existing style by example
1 Change the formatting of some text in your document so that it has
the appearance you want for the modified style. Select the changed
2 If the style you want to modify is shown in the Styles group gallery
on the Home tab, right-click it and then click Update style name To
Match Selection (where style name is the actual name of the style of
the text you’re modifying).
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