How to Customize Style Settings in Microsoft Word

You can customize settings for existing styles in Microsoft Word in just a few steps.

This feature works the same in Microsoft Word 2013 and 2016.

  1. Display the Styles task pane by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S.
    Styles Task Pane

  2. Place the cursor over the style you want to customize and click the drop-down arrow. Select Modify.
    Select Modify

  3. Use the Modify Style dialog box to change the style and then press OK.
    Modify Style Dialog Box
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