Create shortcuts for Word styles

2 min read
June 1, 2022

If you use specific format styles in Word very often, you can assign shortcuts to them. Learn how to create shortcuts for Word styles in five easy steps.

Why shortcuts for Word style templates will help you:

shortcuts for word styles

Many Word users resort to the same formats whenever they work in Microsoft Office. Mostly, a particular repertoire of formats is to be used in Word within a company anyhow. For this reason, they always have to search and set the correct Word formats manually. This extra work can be frustrating over time. Many users don't know that you can shorten this work significantly in just a few steps. In the next section, we will show you how to do this.


Shortcuts for Word styles in 4 steps

  1. Right-click on the desired style and select "Modify".
    right click style modify word

  2. A "Modify Style" window opens where you can adjust settings for the style. 
    modify style window click format word

  3. Click on the "Format" menu button at the bottom left.
    Modify style word modify shortcut key

  4. Another window will open. Select the "Shortcut key" entry field and press the key you want to assign to your style.
    press new shortcut key for word style

  5. Then click on the "Assign", "Close" and "OK" buttons.
    assign new shortcut key word style

  6. When you press the previously determined key combination, the selected text will be formatted with the corresponding style sheet.


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