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Format your document with styles

Test yourself

Complete the following test so you can be sure you understand the material. Your answers are private, and test results are not scored.

To quickly see what template your document is attached to, which of these commands should you start with?

Reveal Formatting command.

Styles and Formatting command.

Templates and add-ins command.

What's one way to tell a saved format from a style in the task pane?

A saved format won't have any icons next to it in the task pane.

There's no way to tell.

A saved format always appears in bold.

What might be a reason you'd change a saved format to a style?

In order to use it in other documents and templates.

So that it would be available to apply from the Styles and Formatting task pane.

Because you have more choices for what attributes you can apply.

What's the quickest way to modify a style?

Select text and format it the way you want it, and then use the Update to Match Selection command in the style list in the task pane.

Display the style's menu in the task pane, click Modify, select the various formatting options you want in the Modify Style dialog box, and then click OK.

How do you make sure that a style you've modified will apply to other documents?

Select the text that uses the style, and then copy and paste it into any document that you want to receive the style. Then just replace the pasted text in the other documents with the text you want.

Be sure to select the Add to template check box in the Modify Style dialog box when you save the style.

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