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Tips for Word

Use Styles

Use Styles to apply a consistent font, font size, font color, and spacing throughout your document.

  1. Select the words, paragraph, list, or table that you want to apply a style to.

  2. On the Home tab, in Styles, select the style that you want.

Use Styles

Edit a file in Word desktop

If you're working in Word Online and need more advanced features, such as SmartArt, you can switch to Word 2016 on your desktop.

To open a file in Word 2016:

  • With a file open in Word Online, select EDIT IN WORD to launch the desktop app. When you save, your changes are synced to your OneDrive or SharePoint site.

    Tip: You can also start from the OneDrive folder on your computer or in Word 2016. Just browse to the file you want.

Select Edit in Word to switch to the desktop version

Edit a Word file on your mobile device

In the Word app, select Open, select the location and select the file. You can also select Recent and select a recently opened file.

Note: Need to install the mobile Word app? See Set up Office apps and email on a mobile device.

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