Microsoft Word – faster formatting using styles

If you’ve yet to use them in earnest, Microsoft Word styles are fabulously helpful. They not only make documents consistent, they speed up the business of changing the look of a document when it’s done.

To make them even more useful, add some style ‘buttons’ to your Word toolbar. Right click a toolbar and choose ‘styles’. You ought to see this:



Just drag the style names ‘Heading 1’ and so on to a toolbar. To tidy it up, you can edit the buttons using a right click as we’ve done here:



As you type your document, click a style button to make the text Heading 1, 2 or whatever.