Applying Styles and Themes

Modifying Word styles is useful when you want to have a more professional look. In Word themes include a set of colors, fonts, and effects.

Using styles and themes

To select a style:

Styles Menu

You can also use styles to create a table of contents for your document. To learn how, review our article on How to Create a Table of Contents in Microsoft Word.

To modify a style:

Modify Style
Change Style Formatting

To create a new style:

Arrow to Open Menu
New Styles Button
Styles Dialog Box

To apply a style set:

Style Sets

Style sets include a combination of title, heading, and paragraph styles. Style sets allow you to format all of the elements of your document at once, rather than formatting your title and headings separately.

For quick changes, you can modify the colors and fonts of a style set from the Change Styles command; however, the themes feature is more comprehensive and easier to use.