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Microsoft Word Help with step-by-step on how to create, apply, modify or delete styles from your document. Styles can save you a lot of time if you are using large numbers of text with an even larger number of formatting.

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Apply a Style
Creating a New Style with the Style Menu
Creating a New Style with the New Style Dialog Box
Modify a Style
Delete a Style

If you want to do any serious work whatsoever in Word, you need to know about styles.

A style is a collection of formats that have been bundled under one name. Instead of visiting many different dialog boxes to reformat a paragraph, you can choose a style from the Style menu and the paragraph is reformatted instantaneously.

The beauty of a style is that if you modify a style, Microsoft Word help by instantly modifies all paragraphs in your document that were assigned the given style.

What's more, many Microsoft Word help features rely on styles.

For example, before you can see the Document Map, organize a document with an outline, or generate a table of contents, you must have assigned heading styles to headings in your document.

Turning a Word document into a Web page is easy if you thoughtfully assigned styles to the different parts of the document.

By using styles, you make sure that the different parts of a document are consistent with one another and that your document has a professional look.

Modify A Style

What if you decide at the end of an 80-page document that all 35 introductory paragraphs to which you've assigned the Intro Para style look funny?

Microsoft Word help that if you click the Automatically Update check box in the New Style dialog box when you created the style, all you have to do is alter a paragraph to which you assigned the "Into Para" style to, to alter all 35 introductory paragraphs.

However, if you decided against updating styles automatically, you can still change the introductory paragraphs throughout your document.

To modify a style, follow these steps:

1. Click on any paragraph or group of characters to which you've assigned the style you want to change.
2. Choose Format Styles and Formatting from the menu bar, to open the Styles and Formatting task pane.
3. Click the drop-down arrow next to the new style you've created,
and choose Modify...

This will open the Modify Style dialog box, which looks almost the same as the New Style dialog box as Microsoft Word help.
4. Make the changes that you want, to the current style.
5. Click OK.
  You'll notice the changes are reflected immediately once you click OK.

Delete A Style

If you've experimented so much with the Styles, you might have a few too many of them. Deleting some extra styles is easy to do.

Microsoft Word help you in deleting the style very easily.

To delete a style, follow these steps:

1. Choose Format Styles and Formatting from the menu bar, to open the Styles and Formatting task pane.
2. Click the drop-down arrow next to the new style you've created,
and choose Delete...
3. If you are sure that you want to delete this style, click YES.
  The style will be deleted from the Style list. Notice that where ever you've used this style, the style of the text will be returned to normal.

Microsoft Word help in making it easier to remove styles that you've used.
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