How to Designate the Style to Follow in Your Word 2007 Document
8 of 10 in Series: The Essentials of Creating and Using Styles in Word 2007
You can tell Word 2007 to change paragraph styles automatically as you create a document. For example, when you create a new document, you may want to start off with a heading style, followed by an intro paragraph style, and then a regular paragraph style after that.
This summons the Styles task pane.
Select a paragraph in the style that you want to be followed by another style.
For example, if you want a Heading 1 style to be followed by a paragraph style, you would select text that is formatted as Heading 1 in your document.
Click the New Style button.
It’s the left-most button at the bottom of the Styles task pane. The Create New Style from Formatting dialog box appears, with information about the style you selected.
Select a style from the Style for Following Paragraph drop-down list.
This tells Word which style to switch to when you press the Enter key to end a paragraph.
Now, when you press the Enter key after typing with this style, Word switches the next style to the style you selected in the Style for Following Paragraph drop-down list.