Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Style Fundamentals
In cases where you want to use linked styles strictly as a paragraph style, you
can turn off linking by displaying the Style pane (click the dialog launcher in the
Styles group), and clicking Disable Linked Styles.
Heading 1, for example, is actually a linked style and not a paragraph style. In
Style Example 1, because the cursor was placed in the paragraph and no text was
selected, Heading 1 acted as a paragraph style and the formats were applied to
the entire paragraph. Had you selected a portion of the paragraph, then the font
formats of the styles would have been applied to the selected text only.
List List styles are used for defining multilevel lists. Font formatting can be defined
in the style, but the only paragraph formats that can be defined are paragraph
indents, which are defined in the numbering format. See Chapter 11 for more
information on creating and modifying list styles.
Table Table styles are used for defining table formatting. Paragraph and font
formats can be defined along with table properties. Banding formats (alternating row
or column colors) and specific table elements, such as the header row, total row, first
column, last column, and so on, can be formatted individually.
Styles are defined and stored with the document, and wherever the document goes, the
formatting travels with it. If a built-in style such as Heading 1 is modified in a document,
then by default those modifications are only stored in that document and the
modification does not change the built-in style. If you make changes to a style that is part of the
attached template (for example, Normal.dotm), Word 2010 will ask you when you close
the file whether you want to update the current styles. If you want the style changes to be
applied to the template (and thus available to other documents that use that same
template), click Yes. If you click No, the styles will remain active in the current document only.
When you create a new document based on the default Normal template, it includes
the following defined styles: Normal, Headings 1–3, Default Paragraph Font, Table
Normal, and No List. Other styles are available to the document, but they aren’t
actually defined in your document.
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