Make a Quick Style set the default style set

You can choose from any of the built-in Quick Style sets when you create a new document. You can also make any Quick Style set the default set when you open a blank document.

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Choose a Quick Style set to apply to a document

Make a Quick Style set the default for all blank documents

Make all blank documents default to Microsoft Office Word 2003 styles

Choose a Quick Style set to apply to a document

You can choose from several predesigned Quick Style sets. Each Quick Style set consists of a set of body, heading, and other styles that are designed to work together in a single document.

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Office button image , and then click New.

  2. Double-click Blank document.

  3. On the Home tab, in the Styles group, click Change Styles, and then point to Style Set.

  4. Click a Quick Style set, such as Modern.

    The gallery of Quick Styles changes to reflect the new Quick Style set.

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Make a Quick Style set the default for all blank documents

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Office button image , and then click New.

  2. Double-click Blank document.

  3. On the Home tab, in the Styles group, click Change Styles, and then point to Style Set.

  4. Click the Quick Style set that you want.

    The gallery of Quick Styles changes to reflect the new Quick Style set and the current theme, which includes fonts, colors, and effects.

  5. On the Home tab, in the Styles group, click Change Styles, and then click Set as Default.

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Make all blank documents default to Microsoft Office Word 2003 styles

A Quick Style set called Word 2003 and a font change can make your new documents look like Word 2003 documents.

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Office button image , and then click New.

  2. Double-click Blank document.

  3. On the Home tab, in the Styles group, click Change Styles, and then point to Style Set.

  4. Click Word 2003.

  5. On the Home tab, in the Styles group, click Change Styles, and then point to Fonts.

  6. Click Office Classic.

  7. On the Home tab, in the Styles group, click Change Styles, and then click Set as Default.

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