How to Apply a Style with the Word 2007 Styles Gallery - dummies

How to Apply a Style with the Word 2007 Styles Gallery

By Doug Lowe

The Word 2007 Styles gallery contains paragraph and character styles that you can apply to your document. Located in the Styles group on the Home tab of the Ribbon, the Styles gallery is the easiest way to apply styles to your text.

  1. Click anywhere in the paragraph you want to format.

    For all styles except character styles, you don’t have to select the entire paragraph; just move the insertion point anywhere in it.

  2. Choose the style you want from the Styles gallery.


    • Click the More button next to the Styles gallery to reveal more styles. If the text you’re formatting is covered by the gallery, thereby preventing the full benefit of Live Preview, use the arrows to scroll additional styles into view without expanding the gallery. Find the one you want and click it. The formatting contained in the style applies to the paragraph.

    • If the style you want to use isn’t showing in the gallery, you can use the Styles pane to find it or, if you know the name of the style, you can use the Apply Styles dialog box.

    • To apply a style to two or more adjacent paragraphs, select a range of text that includes all the paragraphs you want formatted. Then choose the style. When you press Enter to create a new paragraph, the new paragraph normally assumes the same style as the preceding paragraph.