Select a style from the Styles drawer, or click the Paragraph, Character, or List style
buttons in the format bar, and then select a style from the pop-up list.
To open the Styles drawer, click the Styles Drawer button on the format bar or choose
View > Show Styles Drawer. For more information about the Styles drawer, see “The
Styles Drawer” on page 27.
Here are ways to apply styles:
To apply a style to one or more paragraphs, select the paragraphs you want to
change, or select an entire text box, table, table cell, or shape that contains text. Click
the Paragraph Styles button in the format bar, and then choose the style you want
In the Styles drawer,
select the style you
want to apply.
A paragraph style applies to an entire paragraph. Applying a new paragraph style to
text that’s already been styled replaces the current paragraph or list style.
To apply a character style, select the word or words you want to change, or select an
entire text box, table, table cell, or shape that contains text. Click the Character Styles
button in the format bar, and choose the style you want to apply.
A character style can be applied to selected text without affecting margins, text
alignment, or other types of paragraph or list formatting. Additionally, character styles
are preserved even when you change the paragraph or list style of text.
To apply a list style, place the insertion point wherever you want to begin typing
your list, click the List Styles button in the format bar, choose the style you want
to apply, and then type your list, pressing Return to begin each new bulleted or
A list style applies to an entire paragraph. It does not affect the appearance of text
(such as font, text size, and so on). The appearance is governed by the underlying
If you don’t see character or list styles displayed in the Styles drawer, click the
Show Character Styles or Show List Styles button in the bottom-right corner of the
Click to show list styles.
Click to show character styles.