Format text

Apply styles

Apply styles

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Styles give your document a consistent, professional look.

  1. Select the text you want to format.

    Tip: If you place your cursor in a paragraph, the style is applied to the whole paragraph. If you select specific text, only the selected text is formatted.

  2. On the Home tab, point to a style to preview it.

    Apply styles options on the Word ribbon

    Tip: If you don't see a style you want, click the More button More button to expand the gallery.

  3. Select a style.

See Also

Add and format text

Create a bulleted or numbered list

Change the line spacing in Word

Apply themes

Customize or create new styles in Word

Choose a Quick Style set for a document

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