Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Mastering the Styles Pane
and the ability to change style sets or Themes. For more information, see the section
titled “Style Management Tools,” on page 400.
• Options Opens the Style Pane Options dialog box, as shown in Figure 12-4. With
Options, you can specify which styles are displayed—such as Recommended, In Use,
In Current Document, or All Styles—and how they are sorted. You can also enable
the display of direct formatting in the Styles list and Styles combo box. As previously
noted, direct formatting does not include a style type symbol to the left of the name.
Figure 12-4 You can set display options for styles using the Style Pane Options dialog box .
Clearing and Deleting Styles
When you delete a style that is currently used in the document, text formatted with
the deleted style reverts to the Normal style and text formatted with a character style
reverts to direct formatting. If the style is based on another style, the option reads
Revert To Style Name and reverts to the style identified. However, styles that are linked
to additional functionality in Word, such as the Heading styles and the Normal style,
cannot be deleted.
Additionally, when you delete a built-in style, it’s removed from the document but not
necessarily deleted. It remains in the style list and is available for future use; however, if
it was previously modified, it reverts to its default settings.
The Clear Formatting Of Instances option (found when you click the arrow to the #
left of a style, or right-click a style) in the Styles pane is similar to deleting a style.
Text reverts to the Normal style, but all font formatting is cleared and the style itself
remains unchanged. Note that you can also use the Clear Formatting option, which
can be found on the Home tab in the Font group, and the Clear All option in the Styles
pane to accomplish the same result on selected text.