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Design and edit

Design and edit in Word

Use Styles

Use Styles for headings, paragraphs, ... 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, select a style.

    If you don't see the style you want, click the More button More button to expand the gallery.

Apply styles options on the Word ribbon

Office 365 Word Styles drop-down

Apply Themes

Apply Themes to add a professional look to your document.

  1. Select Design > Themes.

  2. Point to a theme to preview how it will look and select the theme you want.

Options for themes in the Word ribbon

Check spelling and grammar

Word marks misspelled words with a red squiggly underline and grammar mistakes with a blue double underline.

  1. Right-click the word.

  2. Select a correction, or select Ignore.

Note: The spelling and grammar checker works a little different in newer versions of Word and Office 365. For more, see Editor - your writing assistant.

Office 365 Spelling & Grammar example

Find and replace text

  1. Select Home > Replace.

  2. For Find what, enter, the word or phrase to find. For Replace with, enter the new text.

  3. Select Find Next, and then select:

    • Replace to replace that one instance, or

    • Replace all to replace all instances.


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