Just as fashion styles change, you may need to change styles in your Word 2013 document. Nothing is wrong with that. In fact, by changing a style, you demonstrate the power of Word: Changing a style once causes all text formatted with that style to be updated. It beats the pants off making that change manually.

To modify a style, heed these steps:


Summon the Styles task pane.

Keyboard shortcut: Press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S.


Point the mouse at the style you want to change.

A menu button appears on the right end of the style's entry.


Click the menu button to display the style’s menu.

The style’s menu will appear.


Choose Modify.

The Modify Style dialog box appears, although it's the same Create New Style from Formatting dialog box.


Change the formatting for your style.

Use the Format button to alter specific styles: font, paragraph, tabs, and so on. You can even add new formatting options or assign a shortcut key.


Click OK when you’re done.

Close the task pane if you’re done with it.