Create more professional documents: use and configure the styles in Word

The Microsoft Word program offers us a huge number of features and operating modes to improve the text editing experience. One of the elements that we can use to improve our productivity here is the styles that we can configure and use.

It is not in vain that we are faced with one of the most widely used programs out there, and of course the most popular in the office sector for text editing. With the passage of time, Microsoft has already been in charge of adding new and more powerful functionalities that adapt to the times. This way we can create much more professional projects in the fastest and most productive way possible.

use and configure the styles in Word

What are the styles we use in Word

There are certain modes of use that help us in these tasks, as is the case with the styles that we are going to talk about next. The first thing that we must keep in mind here is that these styles that we are talking about are extremely useful elements when configuring a document by default. In this way we can give it a certain format as usual elements such as paragraphs , titles , subtitles, etc.

In short, we could say that styles help us to be more productive when using certain formats and designs in Word documents . We must bear in mind that by default the Microsoft program itself offers us a series of predefined styles so that we can use them in the first instance. Depending on the type of work we do here, we can opt for one or the other. But at the same time we have the possibility of creating our own elements of this type and thus establish the aspect of the document that we need or like. This is something we will look at next.

How to use them in the Microsoft text editor

At first, if we want to use the elements of this type found in Word by default, we only have to go to the Start menu. Here we find some of these styles that we can use just by clicking on them, or displaying the exposed list . In fact, if we have a document already open, by placing the mouse over the different predefined styles, we will see how they are applied temporarily in real time .

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As we mentioned before, this is something that we can apply quickly and easily to give our document a more professional look in a matter of seconds. But we also have the possibility of creating our own personalized style in the program. For this, the first thing we do is click on the link that says Create a style from this same drop-down list.

Create your own custom style to use

Once we click on this link that we are commenting on, the first thing we do is assign a representative name to the new element that we are going to create. The window that we have on the screen at that moment we will have to click on the Modify button in order to be able to establish the format parameters that we are going to use in the future.

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Here we are going to find several drop-down lists that allow us to customize the appearance or format of various sections of the Word document, based on what we need. Obviously, all this refers to the paragraphs that make it up, the font, its size, the effects that we can apply to the characters, the alignment , the justification , and more.

All this in order to create our own personal style. This will allow us to save a good amount of time in the documents that we edit or create later here.