#InTheOffice – Word: Document Themes

Headings make text stand out and help people scan your document.

The simplest way to add headings is with heading styles. Using heading styles means you can also quickly build a table of contents, reorganize your document, and reformat its design without having to manually change each heading’s text.

  1. Select the text you want to use as a heading.
  2. On the Home tab, move the pointer over different headings in the Styles gallery. Notice as you pause over each style, your text will change so you can see how it will look in your document. Click the heading style you want to use.If you don’t see the style that you want, click the More button  to expand the gallery.

Now the cool part: you know that great font your design guy made custom for your brand and image? You can create a custom document style just for that!

  1. Under your styles click the drop down menu to see all the styles
  2. Click “Create a Style”
  3. Give it a name in the popup and then click on Modify
  4. Customize your headers, and paragraphs to your hearts content with whatever super awesome font you want (we’re partial to LTB-Din)
  5. Click OK on your dialog boxes to save your custom style! Now it should simply show up in your Styles gallery.

Don’t forget to check the “New documents based on this template” option to make this Style stick around for next time you open Word!