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Audio course: Get to know Word: Create your first document

Using Style box to add style to heading in document

Callout 1 The heading "Mercury" without a style.
Callout 2 To add a style, click the arrow in the Style box and then select the heading style you want.
Callout 3 A Heading 2 style makes "Mercury" stand out.

If you can see a lot of places where you want to apply formatting, do you have to press a lot of buttons?

Not to worry, Word comes with one-click styles, prepackaged collections of formats that make it easy to change text font, font size, and other formatting all at once.

This document, for example, includes planet names as the titles for sections. They don't stand out, but you can easily take care of that by applying a heading style.

To add a style, place the insertion point in front of the heading, and then click the arrow in the Style box near the top of the document window, as shown in the picture. Headings come in different levels: Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3, and so on. We'll pick Heading 2. Now "Mercury" announces itself.

Tip     Styles aren't just for headings, they're used in entire paragraphs, too. You can learn more in a course about styles. You'll find the link in the Quick Reference Card at the end of the course.

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