Formatting Your Document With Microsoft Word

STYLES

Formatting Your Document With Microsoft Word

A style sheet is a predetermined combination of color, font style, and size that is applied to any paragraph in your entire document. Styles provide an easy way to re-arrange paragraphs in your documentation. Styles also help your files to achieve a polished, professional appearance and overall feel. Styles allow you to quickly switch out a number of items in your file at once. For example, you may have many paragraphs, but want to include a heading. By simply adding a style to the top of the paragraph, you can easily change the heading to “here” or alter the heading’s formatting to match the rest of the document.

There are a variety of different ways that you can use styles. You can make each paragraph stand out by using a bold or italic style. You may want to add a quote or a note to the top of each page. Either way, you can effectively make all your written content “pop” out from the rest of the document by using appropriate formatting. There are some things to keep in mind when switching out styles on your document; however, this is a relatively minor part of formatting your materials.

Most people use one or two styles throughout their entire document; however, you can always use multiple styles as needed. If you have a wealth of information to present, then multiple styles will be very helpful. However, if you simply need to make a few small changes, then using only one style should be sufficient. Here, we will take a look at a few ways that you can make formatting your materials easier by using several different styles at once.

You should first be able to quickly change out your styles in a document by selecting a style from the options provided. Once you have selected a style, you will see a list of the available styles. You will usually find that there are two or more selections for styles. Selecting a style will allow you to move the cursor over any character that you wish to format, at any point during the document. Using multiple styles at once will allow you to do things such as use italics for important information and bold letters for the most important portions of your text.

In addition to using many different fonts, you can also set up different rules for each style. In most cases, you will set up a style set for a heading. With a heading style set, your typeface will be consistent throughout the rest of your text. In addition, you can easily modify each heading by changing the color or size. You will probably want to stick with the main typeface used throughout your whole document to prevent having different fonts look messy.

One of the most useful features of using styles is that you can easily go from one paragraph to another simply by changing the style used. For example, if you are working on a heading and would like to include some other information in the body of the article, you can simply add an extra paragraph within the heading. In addition to using styles, you may also want to use outlines. Using outlines makes it easier to come up with ideas because you can label each idea with the lettering that will define its place in the overall structure of your paragraphs.