Displaying the Styles You Want Displayed

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 23, 2019)

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Dave is frustrated by having to scroll through long drop-down lists of styles to find the one he is looking for. He wonders if there is a way to reorder the styles so that the ones that appear are those that are actually being used.

Using styles within a document or template is a great way to make sure you have a uniform look across multiple pages and documents. Sometimes, however, the list of styles can become long and not every style is needed for every project. Fortunately, Word allows you display only the styles you are using.

  1. Make sure the Home tab of the ribbon is displayed.
  2. Click on the small icon at the lower-right corner of the Style group. Word displays the Styles dialog box.
  3. Click Options. Word displays the Style Pane Options dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. The Style Pane Options dialog box.

  5. Using the Select Styles to Show drop-down list choose In Current Document.
  6. Click OK.

The styles that appear in the Styles pane are now only the styles that are being used in the current document.

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Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2019-03-23 14:20:13

Bill Messick

Thanks, Allen. This will be a real time-saver!


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