Word 2016 For Dummies
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Styles in Word 2016 are applied to text just like any other formatting: Select a block of text and then apply the style or choose the style and start typing. The big difference between a style and an individual format is that the style contains multiple formats, applied all at once.

  • As you hover the mouse pointer over a style in the Style Gallery, text in the document is updated with a style preview.

  • Some styles are assigned a keyboard shortcut. For example, the shortcut for the Normal style is Ctrl+Shift+N. Use the keyboard shortcut to apply the style.

  • Heading styles play a special role in Word. They're used for document navigation, outlining, as well as creating a table of contents.

  • As with any other formatting, applying a style replaces the text's previously applied style.

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Dan Gookin wrote the first-ever For Dummies book, DOS For Dummies. The author of several bestsellers, including all previous editions of Word For Dummies, Dan has written books that have been translated into 32 languages with more than 11 million copies in print.

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