Apply a paragraph or character style

Design templates, styles, & page layouts

Use the Format command group on the Edit tab to change the formatting used by text in the Editor and published output.

Format Command Group


Character styles


Paragraph styles


Styles toolbar

Tip You can use the Styles toolbar to list all the styles you use frequently and just click the style you want, instead of having to select it from the list.

To apply a paragraph or character style:

  1. In the Editor, select the text you want to change:
    • If applying a paragraph style, position the cursor in the paragraph you want to change. To change more than one paragraph, select the paragraphs you want to change.
    • If applying a character style, select the characters you want to change.
  2. Click the Edit tab to display the Format options.
  3. Click the style from the character or paragraph drop-down list, or click the style's icon in the Styles toolbar.