You Can Have a List of your Favorite Styles in MS Word

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You may have MS Word so customized that you only use a limited number of styles in your documents. If that is the case, wouldn't it be nice if you didn't have to scroll through all the styles associated with your Word document?

The good news is that you don't have to do all that scrolling if you don't want to. You can limit the Style list to only those styles that you use on a day to day basis.

Follow the steps below to find out how:

  • Click on View | Task Pane (or use the quick key CTRL + F1).  
  • Use the drop-down arrow and select Styles And Formatting.  
  • Click the drop-down arrow in the Show area at the bottom of the Styles And Formatting window.  
  • Select Custom.  
  • Select Available Styles.  
  • In the Styles To Be Visible area, click to select the check boxes of the styles you use.  
  • Deselect the remaining styles.  
  • Click OK.

Now you will only see the styles that you need in the Styles and Formatting Task Pane.

If you need to view all of the Styles, simply press SHIFT and click in the Style box in the Formatting toolbar.

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