Quickly display all styles in Word

Word has more than 150 predefined styles, but the Style drop-down list doesn't automatically display all of them. Here's a simple trick to get Word to show you the complete list..

Word's Style control provides quick access to a document's styles. However, by default, it doesn't display all the available styles. That's probably a good thing, because there are so many of them. Forcing you to thumb through that long list would be inefficient. If you click More at the bottom of the list, Word displays the same limited list in the Styles And Formatting task pane, which I find a bit awkward to use. Fortunately, you can bypass the Formatting And Styles task pane. Simply hold down the [Shift] key when you click the control's drop-down list to force Word to display a complete list of styles in the Styles control.

By Susan Harkins

Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.