How to Apply Styles in Word 2013

There are a large number of ways to customize the appearance and formatting of text in Word 2013, and some customizations can require multiple steps to achieve the desired effect. Word 2013 uses something called “Styles”, however, that contains a selection of pre-configured styles that you can use to quickly modify the appearance of text in your document.

Our tutorial below will teach you what you need to do in order to apply a style to a part of your Word 2013 document. We will be applying a style to a paragraph in the example below, but you can choose to select a word, sentence of an entire document if you so choose.


Applying Word 2013 Styles to Text

The styles in Word 2013 are combinations of formatting that have been combined into one simple option. If you decide after applying a style to a text selection that you no longer want to use it, then you can read this article to learn how to clear formatting in Word 2013.


Step 1: Open your document in Word 2013.


Step 2: Use your mouse to highlight the text to which you want to apply a style. You can select the entire document by pressing Ctrl + A on your keyboard.

select the text to which you want to apply a style



Step 3: Click the Home tab at the top of the window.

click the Home tab at the top of the window



Step 4: Look through the style options available in the Styles section of the ribbon at the top of the window, then click the style that you want to apply to your selection. Note that you can hover over a style and see how your text will look with that style applied.

how to apply styles in Word 2013



Do you have a document that consists entirely of uppercase letters, and you do not want to re-type everything in the correct case? This guide will teach you how to convert uppercase letters to sentence case in Word 2013.

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