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Format your document with styles

Example of successfully formatted document

Styles help you apply formatting—such as specially colored and shaded blocks of text, and customized headings and lists—with minimal fuss.

You can't really argue with the power of formatting in a document.

If all text looked exactly the same, reading it would be a struggle. You'd lack the signposts you depend on, such as bold headings that announce main sections, numbered lists that tell a sequence, and special shading and fonts for areas you want to call out.

Word styles exist to help you do both simple and complex formatting, and do it with minimal fuss. This lesson examines them, shows you how they differ from basic formatting, and how to apply them.

To get the goods on styles, click Next and read on.

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