How to Design and edit in Word

Change the properties by double clicking on the List Box to open up a dialog box. Change the properties under the “General” tab and add names and change colors and fonts under the “Appearance” tab.

Use Styles

Styles templates apply a consistent font, font size, font color, and spacing to headings, paragraphs, and titling throughout your document.

  1. Select the words, paragraph, list or table to edit.
  2. On the Home tab, select a style.If you don’t see the style you want, click the More button  to expand the gallery.

Apply Themes

Themes add a professional look to your document.

  1. Select Design > Themes.
  2. Point to a theme to preview how it will look.
  3. Select the theme you want.

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: Spelling and grammar check work a little differently in newer versions of Word and Office 365. For more, see Editor – your writing assistant.

Find and replace text

  1. Select Home > Replace.
  2. For Find what, enter a word or phrase to search. For Replace with, enter the new text.
  3. Select Find next, and then select:
    • Replace to replace the first instance, or
    • Replace all to replace all instances.

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