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Quick Styles Customizer 

This utility allows you to rapidly customize the Styles group on the Home tab of Microsoft Word.


How to Access the Quick Styles Customizer

1. After installing, Open Word

2. Click the Home tab

3. See the new Quick Styles Customizer button to the right of the Styles group on the ribbon

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How to Set Quick Styles for a Specific Document

  1. Open the specific Word document you want to set Quick Styles for
  2. Click the Quick Styles Customizer button on Word's Home tab ribbon

  3. You will see the Create Your Document's Custom Quick Styles List dialog

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How to Use the Dialog

  1. Adjust the Quick Styles List using the buttons between the two two panels 

  2. Click Only in this document
  3. Click Update in the lower right corner of the dialog

  4. The dialog will close

  5. Click Word's Save function to save your Quick Styles for this specific document

  6. Each time you open this document your custom Quick Styles will be set and ready to use

  7. To Apply a Quick Style select the text and click the Quick Style on the Home ribbon

About the Buttons in the dialog

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Move >   Click to move an Available Style that you will need into your Quick Styles List

< Remove   Click to remove a style you will not need from your Quick Styles List

Move Up  Click to move a style up in your Quick Styles List

Move Down  Click to move a style down in your Quick Styles List

Unselect   Click to un-select something you have selected 


How to Set Quick Styles for New Documents 

  1. Open a blank new Word document
  2. Click the Quick Styles Customizer button on Word's Home tab ribbon

  3. You will see the Create Your Document's Custom Quick Styles List dialog

  4. Adjust the Quick Styles List using the buttons between the two two panels 

  5. Click New documents based on this template
  6. Click Update in the lower right corner of the dialog

  7. The dialog will close

  8. Click Word's Save function to save your Quick Styles for new Word documents

  9. Each time you open a new Word document your custom Quick Styles will be set and ready to use


How to Apply a Quick Style

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Use the Styles group on Word's Home tab ribbon

1. To apply a style to a word or phrase

  • Select the text
  • Click the Quick Style you need

2. To apply a style to a paragraph 

  • Place your cursor in the paragraph
  • Click the Quick Style you need

3. If you don't see the style you need

  • Click the ARROW next to the displayed styles to reveal the rest of your Quick Styles


How to Modify a Quick Style

Step 1

  1. Right-click on the style you want to modify
  2. Select the option to Modify in the menu that you will see

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Step 2

  1. Use the Formatting area of the Modify Style dialog to make your modifications
  2. For additional formatting options, click Format in the lower left corner of the dialog
  3. Select Only in this document
  4. Click OK
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Build your Knowledge of Styles

Learn more about styles and working with them by reading the styles articles in our blog library - written by Microsoft Word MVPs.  


 

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