Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Mastering the Styles Pane
Where Is the Old Styles Combo Box?
If you recognized the Ctrl+Shift+S keyboard shortcut from previous versions of Word
but didn’t see the old familiar Styles combo found previously on the Formatting
toolbar, rest assured that you can still use the Styles combo box in Word 2010. Originally,
the Apply Styles pane was to be the replacement control, but many Word enthusiasts
felt it wasn’t quite the same. Microsoft listened to their feedback and created a Styles
combo box that can be added to the Quick Access Toolbar—the ability to hold Shift
and then click the list arrow to toggle the display of all styles was included as well.
To add the Styles combo box, click the Customize Quick Access Toolbar button at the
end of the Quick Access Toolbar and then click More Commands. From the Choose
Commands From list, click Commands Not In The Ribbon, locate Style as shown in the
following image, and click Add to include it on your Quick Access Toolbar. Now you
can choose and apply the styles from the Quick Access Toolbar by simply clicking the
Styles arrow and selecting the style you want.
Mastering the Styles Pane
The Styles pane is your central hub for style management. Here you’ll find a list of all styles
currently in use in your document. You also have the option of displaying all paragraph
and linked styles available to you as well as styles displayed in formats that will be used in
the document. To open the Styles pane, click the dialog launcher in the Styles group on the
Home tab or press Alt+Ctrl+Shift+S. Two examples of the Styles pane (with and without
the formatting preview) are shown in Figure 12-3.
Figure 12-3 The Styles pane is shown with the default view on the left and the Show Preview
option selected on the right.
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