How to Create a Character Style in Word

1. Click the ‘More’ button in ‘Styles’ group – The Styles pane will appear on your screen

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2. When the Styles pane appear on your screen – Click ‘New Style’ Button

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3. The Styles Formatting Dialog Box will appear on your screen, as seen in the next Diagram, below. 

4. Give a new name to your new character style – I named mines ‘FAST’

5. Under ‘Files Style’ – Click the down arrow and change it from ‘Paragraph’ style to ‘Character’ style.

Make the formatting changes you want and click the ‘OK’ button.

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6. I changed my Font type to Lucida Calligraphy, and I changed the font size to 14. And I also changed the color of the font to Orange. See below.

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7. If you were to select some text and click on the new character style ‘FAST’ – The selected text will adopt the ‘FAST’ character style formatting. See the Diagrams below.

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The selected text has adopted the ‘FAST’ character style formatting, as seen below. 

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