All your text is styled as Normal in Word.
And in fact, all other styles are based on it. When you modify Normal, you can set the default font and paragraph settings for all your thesis body paragraphs. Use the built-in heading styles and modify them to look the way you want.
To apply a custom style or Quick Style set, on the Home tab, in the Styles group, click the Styles Pane button, and then choose a style in the Apply a style list. If you open a new blank document and things immediately go wrong, suspect a corrupt Normal Template. Word uses its Normal Template as a kind of scratchpad for each user. If you like the styles you have set and want to reuse them in each new document you create you can save them as your default styles. Click Add to Favorites, then type a name.
By default, your entire paragraph of heading text will appear in the Table of Contents. Some headings Abstract, Acknowledgements, Table of Contents, etc. Create the styles in one document, and save them to the machine so you can re-use them in your other chapters.
If you need to make a change, edit a style, re-save the style set, and re-apply it in the other documents to over-ride the previous settings. Underline or strike through text : Click the Text Underline or Text Strikethrough button, then choose an option from the pop-up menu, such as Double.
To change the line color, choose Color from the pop-up menu, then click a color. Insert symbols and characters: Click the Action pop-up menu, choose Characters, then drag a symbol from the Character Viewer into your document.
Set typographic options: Click the Action pop-up menu, then choose Typography. If the selected font includes typography, select or deselect options.
Use Font Book to install and manage fonts on your Mac. To open it from the Fonts window, click the Action pop-up menu, then choose Manage Fonts.
See Font Book User Guide. In the TextEdit app on your Mac, do any of the following:. Apply a style: Select text, click the Paragraph Styles button at the left end of the toolbar, then choose a style.
If you want formatting choices that are not available from the built-in styles and themes available in Word, you can modify existing styles, create new styles, and . You can change the default settings in the Normal template, and the settings will be used in new Note: Most of the styles in Word are based on the Normal style. If you are using Word for Mac, go to /Users/username/Library/Group.
If your Mac has a Touch Bar , you can tap it to apply bold, italic, or underline. View all instances of a style in a document: Click the Paragraph Styles button in the toolbar, then choose Show Styles. Select Document Styles or Favorite Styles, locate the style you want to find using the controls, and click Select.
Save the style of selected text as a favorite: Click the Paragraph Styles button in the toolbar, then choose Show Styles. Click Add to Favorites, then type a name.