Styles in Microsoft Word 2021 are a collection of formatting attributes that can be applied to text in your document, such as font type, size, color, and spacing. In this article, we will explore how to apply and modify styles in Word 2021 to create professional-looking documents.
Applying Styles in Word 2021
To apply a style to text in your document, select the text you want to format and navigate to the Home tab on the Ribbon. In the Styles group, click on the style you want to apply, and Word will automatically apply the formatting attributes to your text.
Word 2021 provides a range of built-in styles that you can use, or you can create your own custom styles. To create a custom style, select the text you want to format and apply the formatting attributes, such as font type, size, color, and spacing. Then, right-click on the text and select “Styles” > “Create a Style.” In the Create New Style from Formatting dialog box, give your new style a name, and click “OK.” Your new style will be added to the Styles gallery and can be applied to text in your document.
Modifying Styles in Word 2021
You can modify existing styles in Word 2021 to change the formatting attributes or to create a new style based on an existing style. To modify a style, navigate to the Home tab on the Ribbon and click on the dialog launcher in the Styles group to open the Styles pane. Right-click on the style you want to modify and select “Modify.” In the Modify Style dialog box, make the changes you want to the formatting attributes and click “OK.” The style will be updated with the new formatting attributes.
You can also create a new style based on an existing style by selecting the existing style in the Styles pane, right-clicking on it, and selecting “Create a New Style Based on this Style.” In the Create New Style from Formatting dialog box, give your new style a name, and make any changes to the formatting attributes. Click “OK” to create the new style.
In conclusion, applying and modifying styles in Microsoft Word 2021 is a powerful tool that can help you create professional-looking documents with consistent formatting. With the customization options available in Word 2021, you can create your own custom styles or modify existing styles to match the style of your brand or organization.