How to Apply Styles in MS Word

Styles are one of the most powerful features in Word. A style is like a mini-template within a document. It groups together characteristics, such as font, paragraph and color, which you can apply to a piece of text.

This means that instead of having to change each piece of text by hand, you can select different items and apply the same style to them all with one click. Styles can be created for text, tables, and lists. 

Applying styles

To apply a style to text, follow these steps:

1. Select the text you want to change.
2. From the Style drop-down list (the drop-down menu that usually says “Normal”), choose the style you want to apply, for example, Body Text.


That’s it! Your text is updated with the Body Text style.