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.

To modify a style:

  1. Locate the style you want to change in the Styles group.
  2. Right-click the style. A drop-down menu will appear.
  3. Click Modify, and the Modify Style dialog box appears.
    Modifying a Style Modifying a Style
  4. Make the desired changes to the formatting. If you want, you can also change the name of the style.
    The Formatting options for the Style The Formatting options for the Style
  5. Click OK to apply the modifications to the style.

To create a new style:

  1. Click the arrow in the bottom-right corner of the Styles group. This opens the Styles task pane.
     The Styles task pane
  2. Select the New Style button at the bottom. A dialog box will appear.
  3. Enter a name for the style, and set the text formatting the way you want.
    Formatting options for the new Style Formatting options for the new Style
  4. Click OK, and the new style will appear in the task pane.