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Format your document with styles

Changing the heading style using the Modify command

Change styles using the Modify command.

The other way to change a style is to use the Modify command and go through its dialog box, which provides more options, including the ability to save the style so you can create new documents and have this style available. (We’ll talk more about that later.)

When you use the Modify command, you don’t need to select any text in the document.

Callout 1 In the Styles task pane, right-click on the style, and click Modify.
Callout 2 Make the change you want in the dialog box — select a different font color, for example.
Callout 3 View your new heading in the Quick Styles gallery.

Along with making the formatting changes you want, you have many other choices, including these:

  • Rename the style (except for built-in styles). Give it a name that you'll recognize at a glance.
  • Change the style that this style is based on.
  • Update the template to reflect the modified style.

In the practice session, you'll work in this dialog box and see the full range of its options.

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