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Format your document with styles

Headings with different styles applied
Learn what styles are in Microsoft Word, and use them to format your documents with the greatest of ease—not to mention finesse and consistency. Learn also to apply existing and new styles, modify them, and copy them between documents or templates.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Three self-paced lessons and three practice sessions for hands-on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand what styles are and how they relate to formatting.
  • Use styles to reduce keystrokes and format text consistently.
  • Apply and modify styles, create new ones, and apply your style changes to other documents.
  • Get tips to help you control styles.

They say style makes the man. And style can also make a document.

A style is a tool that helps you format a document. It contributes to a larger goal, too—to make your document stylish. This course explores styles in Word: what they are, how they behave, and how to use them to your benefit.

A smart use of styles will make your authoring life easier and your document more powerful.

For more about this course, read this page fully, and then click Next to continue.

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