- If the Styles and Formatting task pane (task pane: A window within an Office program that provides commonly used commands. Its location and small size allow you to use these commands while still working on your files.) is not open, click Styles and Formatting on the Formatting toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.).
- In the Styles and Formatting task pane, click New Style.
- In the Name box, type a name for the style (style: A combination of formatting characteristics, such as font, font size, and indentation, that you name and store as a set. When you apply a style, all of the formatting instructions in that style are applied at one time.).
- In the Style type box, click Paragraph, Character, Table, or List to specify the kind of style you are creating.
- Select the options that you want, or click Format to see more options.
If you want to use text that you've already formatted as the basis of a list style, paragraph style, or character style, select it, and then base the new style on the formatting and other properties applied to the selected text.