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Clearing all styles from selected text
2. Make the desired formatting changes to the style. The Formatting section of
the dialog box includes a number of the settings found in the Font and Paragraph
groups on the Home tab of the Ribbon. If the formatting you need to change isn’t
shown, click the Format button in the lower-left corner and click one of the choices
there, such as Numbering or Text Effects, to open a dialog box with additional
formatting settings. Click Close or OK to fi nish working in that additional dialog box.
Use the Modify Style dialog box to make changes to a style.
3. Click OK to close the Modify Style dialog box. Word updates the formatting for all
text with the style applied in the document.
Keep the Automatically update check box in the Modify Style dialog box turned off (unchecked) unless you absolutely
need it. When that check box is enabled, each time you make changes to text using a specii c style, those changes
are automatically incorporated into the style’s dei nition. All other text in the document formatted with that style will
automatically change to rel ect the changes in the style’s dei nition. That might be just what you want if you’ve used
the style in just one way in the document. On the other hand, if you’ve used the style in various ways (for example,
say you have used Heading 3 for headings, table titles, sidebar titles, and so on) you might want formatting changes
to apply in some of those instances but not others. In such a case, having Automatically update checked would work
against you, because it would likely update text that you wanted to remain as is. Note that for this reason, there is no
Automatically update option when you select the Normal style and open the Modify Style dialog box. You are so likely
to apply other formatting to Normal text that any automatic updating would create an endless loop of updates to the
Normal style.
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