A good habit to get into when using Microsoft Word is to set up, and use, the styles in the document. This can be a huge time saver when creating a long document or if you want to maintain the look and feel of your corporate brand across all documents.

There is a number of styles you can select such as Title, Heading 1, Heading 2, Hyperlinks etc and the formatting for that style will be applied to any text under that style.

Where this becomes very beneficial is that by changing the formatting in one location, you can change it across an entire document. So if you have all your headings in a green font and your boss wants it to be bigger and blue, there is no need to find each instance of the green heading, just update the style and they will all change.

Styles are also used to automatically create tables of contents but we will cover that another day…

Check out our video below for instructions on using styles.