Using Templates

Templates for Microsoft Word let you create documents quickly. Use Word templates to also ensure a consistent design throughout.

Styles

Styles define the format for a paragraph using specific margins, font sizes, or underlining. Using styles, you apply an entire group of formatting characteristics in one simple task.

For example, a style might contain these characteristics:

Example of style: Centeres 22-Point bold Tahoma

There are two ways to choose a style:

  • The Style dialog box.
  • The Style list box on the Formatting toolbar.

To choose a style using the Style dialog box:

  • Click or select the text you want format with a style.
  • Choose FormatactionStyle. The Style dialog box appears.
  • Click the style you want to use.
  • Click Apply.
  • Type your letter and watch Word format it for you.

Style List box.

To choose a style using the style list box:

  • Click or select the text you want format with a style.
  • Click the style list box on the Formatting toolbar and choose a style. (Depending on how your toolbars are displayed, you may have to click the downward double-pointing arrows.)
  • Click a style you want to use.
  • Type your text and watch Word format it for you.