Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Creating and Modifying Styles
The Create New Style From Formatting dialog box offers options specific to the type of
style you’re creating (character, paragraph, linked [paragraph and character], table, or list),
as well as access to formatting options found throughout Word. You’ll find that the options
in the Formatting area change depending on the type of style you are creating; the Format
button at the bottom provides access to the various dialog boxes if you are looking for a
specific formatting option that isn’t available in the main dialog box. Depending on the
style type, some dialog boxes are inaccessible if the formats are not supported.
After you customize your formats in a document and display the Create New Style From
Formatting dialog box, finish creating your new style by following these steps:
In the dialog box, type a name for your new style in the Name box.
Think carefully when you consider names to associate with styles—the more
descriptive your style names are, the easier it is for you (and others) to identify each style’s
purpose and apply the proper style within documents.
In the Style Type list box, specify whether your style is a paragraph, character, linked
(paragraph and character), table, or list style. Most styles are paragraph or linked
3. Specify a style on which to base your new style. (See the section titled “Additional
Style Options” on page 398 for more information on this option.)
4. Set the style for the following paragraph.
In the Formatting area, configure any additional properties for your style using the
Font and Size options, as well as color selection, alignment, line spacing, above and
below spacing, and indents.
If necessary, click Format to access additional formatting options (see Figure 12-6).
Figure 12-6 Click Format to set additional options in key formatting areas.
7. When you finish configuring formatting options, click OK.
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