Styles in Word are used to format text consistently throughout your document. Each paragraph may have a single style applied to it. For each paragraph, styles define the:
- Appearance of the text (bold, bulleted, size, font, etc.)
- Behavior of the paragraph (does it stay with the next paragraph? Have a page break before it?)
- Structure of the document (is this a heading meant for the table of contents?)
Styles are found on the Home tab of Word, in the Styles section (boxed in the figure below).