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Limit your Style list in Word to your favorites

If you use only a few of the available Word document styles, you can save yourself time by limiting the list to only those styles you frequently use instead of scrolling through all the styles associated with your Word document. Here's how.

Most users use only a few of the available Word document styles. For example, you might use only three custom heading styles and one table style from the Style list for all your Word documents. Instead of scrolling through all the styles associated with your Word document, you can save yourself time by limiting the list to only those styles you frequently use. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to View | Task Pane.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow and select Styles And Formatting.
  3. Click the drop-down arrow in the Show box at the bottom of the Styles And Formatting window.
  4. Click Custom.
  5. Select Available Styles.
  6. In the Styles To Be Visible box, click to select the check boxes of the styles you use.
  7. Clear the check boxes of the remaining styles listed.
  8. Click OK.

You no longer have to scroll through a lengthy list to apply a style — only the ones you need will be visible in the task pane. If you need to view them all again, press [Shift] and click the Style box in the Formatting toolbar.

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