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This article describes how to modify a style and how to create a new paragraph style or a new character style in Word.
Styles are a highly integrated, multifunctional part of the Word program. By selecting a style for a document, you can automatically apply that style's specific paragraph and character formatting. You can create styles for many tasks, including formatting a table of contents, formatting envelopes, building an outline, and numbering chapters.
A paragraph style controls everything that affects a paragraph's appearance, including text alignment, tab stops, line spacing, and borders. A paragraph style can include character formatting.
A character style affects the appearance of selected text within a paragraph, including font, font size, and use of bold or italic formatting.
Modifying an Existing StyleTo modify an existing style, follow these steps:
Creating a Paragraph StyleTo create a new paragraph style, follow these steps:
Creating a Character StyleTo create a new character style, follow these steps:
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Article ID: 310088 - Last Review: October 24, 2013 - Revision: 1.1